Balcony nap lands man jail time
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