Bal­cony nap lands man jail time

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

A man who fell asleep on an apart­ment bal­cony in Char­lot­te­town af­ter climb­ing onto rooftops was sen­tenced re­cently to 15 days in jail.

Bradley Pa­trick Blakney, 23, ap­peared be­fore Chief Judge John Dou­glas in pro­vin­cial court in Char­lot­te­town af­ter an ear­lier trial.

Dur­ing his court ap­pear­ance on July 16, Dou­glas found Blakney did open a door to the vic­tims’ apart­ment, but wasn’t there with the in­tent to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence.

In his pre­vi­ous court ap­pear­ance, the court heard Blakney was on the bal­cony and opened a screen door lead­ing to the apart­ment.

He didn’t go in­side and said it looked peace­ful so he fell asleep.

Blakney told Dou­glas he was just on the cou­ple’s bal­cony to re­lax.

“I would have went any­where,” he said.

Along with the jail time, Dou­glas or­dered Blakney to per­form 20 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice and pay a $200 vic­tim sur­charge.

Dou­glas also or­dered Blakney to stay away from the vic­tims’ apart­ment and stay off the rooftops of Char­lot­te­town

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