Man pleads guilty to sleeping in another man's bed
A MAN who admitted that he had a narcotics problem told a Port of Spain magistrate on Tuesday, he broke into a man's home at Seventh Avenue, Malick and slept on the man's bed because he had no where else to go. He was sentenced to a total of 18 months in jail but would only serve nine.
David Ross, 44 was arrested on the afternoon of July 16 at the home of Curtis Charles after the man's neighbours reported to the police that some louvre panes were missing from the man's bedroom window.
The police entered the house and searched all the rooms during which they found Ross fast asleep in the man's bed. Officers woke up the man and asked him why he was there. He replied, "boss. I didn't come here to thief. I just came to take a little sleep because I living in an abandoned place these days."
The officers arrested him and took him to the Barataria Police Station, before doing so they found in his right front pants pocket, a device used to smoke cocaine. The owner of the house was later contacted.
Appearing before Magistrate Gloria Jasmath, the man told her what he had told the officers earlier. She asked him if he had a drug problem and he admitted that he did. She said she would, "send him down," for a few months so that he could recover from his problem. —GG