DEVON LONG pleaded guilty yesterday to having a toy gun which so closely resembled a real firearm, that it could have been mistaken for a dangerous weapon.
Long, 23, of Belmont was found with the gun on Sunday, while at Keate Street, San Fernando.
He admitted to the court that he had the imitation gun, but denied allegations that he was in possession of 0.3 grammes of cocaine and a stolen wallet containing cash.
Long's defence in court yesterday was that he found the wallet on the road.
Long claimed he also had a ski mask, but the police did not bring it to the San Fernando First Magistrates' Court as evidence.
"A civilian having a ski mask is illegal. I'm not seeing a charge for ski mask here. That is not supposed to be so," Long said as he looked at the pieces of paper on which his charges were written.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan said that a charge related to the ski mask was not before the court.
Police prosecutor Ramdath Phillip objected to bail being granted as a criminal background trace had to be done on Long.
Rambachan remanded Long in prison custody, and adjourned the case to Monday.
The evidence related to the toy gun will be read on that day, and Long will be sentenced.
Long will also know then whether he will be granted bail on the drug charge, and the charge of robbing John Ince of his wallet valued $65, cards together valued $190, and $1,271 cash.
It is alleged that Ince was robbed while on Harris Promenade, San Fernando and the items found in Long's possession when he was held by police officers at Keate Street.
Constable Marash laid the charges.