Teenager given conditional discharge

A teenager was shown mercy in Magistrates’ Court after he pleaded guilty to the theft of a speaker.

Shane Darrell, 19, was given a three-month conditional discharge when he admitted that he stole an $180 speaker because he had one stolen from him.

The court heard that Darrell had contacted Thomas Strange, who was selling the Bluetooth speaker, and agreed to meet in Pembroke to pick it up.

But Darrell took the speaker and left without giving Mr Strange his money when the two met on February 21. Mr Strange contacted the police, who later found and arrested Darrell for the offence. Darrell, from Hamilton Parish, said yesterday that he bought a speaker before the incident, but it was stolen soon after he bought it.

He added that he took the speaker from Mr Strange in an attempt to make up for the one that was taken from him. Darrell said: “I’m truly sorry for what I did — that’s not who I am.”

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe reminded Darrell that “two wrongs don’t make a right” and released him on the condition that he stay out of trouble.

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