After spending five days on remand at HMP Dodds for stealing Guinness, Neil Linton’s mother came to his rescue.
Linton, 40, of St. Barnabas, St Michael, had been in prison since last Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing four bottles of Guinness valued $15.86 on December 12 from Channell Supermarket on Collymore Rock.
On his initial appearance Magistrate Douglas Frederick had been willing to offer him bail, but because he was unable find a surety he was remanded. When he reappeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today, his mother was present to sign his bail.
She told the magistrate she was actually quite shocked to find out that her son had been arrested for stealing.
“I was quite shocked to hear the officer on the phone. I make sure that he gets food and everything. When I go in the supermarket I take up his bread first,” she told the court. “I give him everything.”
The magistrate ordered a pre-sentencing report and released Linton on $1000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court on January 15, 2019.