Snooze, booze land man in court
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.