‘I screwed up’: man
Theft nets city man modest $10 fine
Times have been tough for Peter Joseph Levionnois.
So tough, the 43-year-old Charlottetown man decided to steal an air compressor at Victoria Park on May 9.
His lawyer told Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas that Levionnois has “had a rough year’’.
But in his defence, the defence lawyer was quick to note, Levionnois quickly realized his mistake, and abandoned his spur-of-the-moment crime.
Levionnois told the court just before learning his sentence that he regrets his action. “I’m embarrassed,’’ he said. “I feel real bad...I screwed up.’’ Levionnois, who is on social assistance, told the judge that he is broke and regularly goes to the soup kitchen and to the Salvation Army.
He claimed a host of ailments, including vertigo and physical issues make working a challenge.
Douglas appeared sympathetic to the man’s plight.
The judge sentenced Levionnois to six months probation and ordered the man to write a letter of apology.
With the man’s financial hardship established, Douglas issued a modest fine of only $10 plus a $3-victims of crime surcharge.