Fan feud between mother and son
The heat was too much to bear in a Goodland, St Michael home earlier this week.
Thriston Lennox Mario Williams, 29, of 1st Avenue, admitted damaging a fan belonging to his mother Sandra Williams without lawful excuse on October 21.
Station Sergeant Carrison Henry told the District “A” Magistrates’ Court that Thriston took the fan into his bedroom and shortly after his mother entered the room, turned it off and left. He turned it back on and she repeated her actions. It was then he said he would “solve the problem once and for all” and slammed the fan in the ground.
Thriston said what the prosecutor outlined was only part of the story.
“My bedroom only has one window, so I took up the fan to use it, and my mother turned it off even though I explained to her I was hot . . . . She pulled it, I pulled it and then I said I would . . . . solve it,” he told Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
The magistrate told the unemployed man he had no leg to stand on as he could not be acting like that in his mother’s place. However, Thriston said his mother “acts out” whenever he was not in a position to help her financially.
When the magistrate told him the only solution was to move out in order to maintain a cordial relationship with his mother, he said he was scheduled to begin a new job next Monday and would be staying at a friend’s house until then. Williams was released on $500 bail, and told he must compensate his mother when he returns on December 3.