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Man gets two consecutive jail terms for stealing two tomatoes

Man gets two consecutive jail terms for stealing two tomatoes

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Sheldon Hackett had a simple target to achieve – steer clear of the law for two years. That, however, proved impossible for the Montrose man and as a result, he was this week sentenced to two consecutive terms in jail.

According to the facts, on July 10, 2015, Largo Heights{{more}} resident Emmie Hadaway, a vendor, was at her stall in Kingstown when Hackett took up a tomato from her table. She warned him to put it back, but he ignored her and left. He returned a while after and took up another of the tomatoes and began eating it before running away.

The matter was reported at the Central Police Station and Hackett was subsequently arrested and charged. In court, he expressed remorse for his actions and told the court that he had been under the influence of alcohol and was hungry at the time.

On Tuesday, at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, the 40-year-old man was sentenced to two months in jail for stealing two tomatoes valued at $10.

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