Snooze, booze land man in court

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - NEWS - BY RYAN ROSS THE GUARDIAN

A Char­lot­te­town man who fell asleep on an apart­ment bal­cony af­ter climb­ing onto rooftops to get there will wait to find out if it will lead to jail time.

But af­ter plead­ing guilty to two un­re­lated theft charges, 23year-old Bradley Pa­trick Blakney was sen­tenced to 45 days for steal­ing a bot­tle of rum and two cans of pro­tein pow­der.

Blakney ap­peared be­fore Chief Judge John Dou­glas in pro­vin­cial court in Char­lot­te­town on July 6.

The court heard that Oct. 5, a woman who lived in the apart­ment looked out to see what the weather was like when she saw a jacket and a pair of feet on her bal­cony.

She ran to get her hus­band and called the po­lice.

Blakney had opened a screen door lead­ing to the apart­ment, but did not go into the cou­ple’s bed­room, which had a locked door to a small hall­way that led out­side.

He told the court he climbed over nearby roofs and didn’t think any­body lived in the apart­ment.

Blakney said he didn’t try to get into the apart­ment and had no in­ten­tion of tak­ing any­thing.

The hall­way was peace­ful so he fell asleep, Blakney said.

Although Dou­glas found Blakney guilty of be­ing in the apart­ment with­out per­mis­sion, he ad­journed the mat­ter un­til July 16 for a de­ci­sion on whether or not Blakney was there with the in­tent to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence.

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