Man to pay $60 for a Breda fowl he cooked
The court ordered a Dubois man to pay compensation of $60 for a Breda fowl after he cooked it without his family member’s permission and didn’t save him any food.
Kenton Cain admitted his guilt at the Serious Offences Court after he was charged with the theft of the fowl, the property of Sherwyn Bobb of Dubois.
Cain had ruffled Bobb’s feathers by taking one of Bobb’s four Breda fowls from his fridge last Saturday, September 28. The two men are related and Cain is accustomed to visiting Bobb.
On the day in question, Bobb decided to go to sleep, and during this time the defendant came to call on him. Cain was informed that Bobb was asleep but he went to the fridge and took one of the chickens out.
Later that day Bobb made checks and realized that one of his fowls were missing. A cousin who was home at the time of Cain’s visit told Bobb what had happened and so Bobb proceeded to find the defendant and question him on the disappearance of the chicken.
Therefore, Bobb reported him to the police who investigated the matter.
Cain admitted to the offence and told the police that he had cooked the chicken.
While explaining his position, the magistrate asked Cain why he did not save some of the chicken for Bobb seeing that they usually cook together.
The defendant explained that no food was left back in the pot.
The magistrate wasn’t taking this explanation. “…He supply the cook meat and you didn’t give him any?” she asked him, adding “it sounds so ridiculous.”
She told Cain that he shouldn’t have cooked the chicken without Bobb knowing and that he breached Bobb’s trust in him.
The value of the fowl was also questioned. Cain said that the value of the fowl is $30 but that Bobb wanted $60.
There was murmuring in the court that the chicken must a turkey.
“This is so bad on so many levels,” Browne stated, and that what makes it terrible is that the two are family.
She felt that the case ‘certainly’ did not warrant a custodial sentence, and instead ordered compensation in the sum of $60, to be paid by October 7.