Meddlesome youth to give up 200 hours
For resisting a police officer, a teenager has been ordered to serve 200 hours of community service.
Andre Carlisle Johnson, 18, of Sheraton Park, Christ Church, admitted causing a disturbance on Browne’s Beach and resisting Sergeant Ewin Norville in the execution of his duty on October 24.
The prosecutor told the District “A” Magistrates’ Court that police were on the beach dealing with another matter when Johnson began quarrelling with them.
He was spoken to about his behaviour and walked away shouting: “De man ain’t had nun on he and you gone searching he. That is bare . . . . ”.
Johnson was spoken to again but persisted with his behaviour, which drew the attention of tourists and others in the area.
“I wasn’t cursing any of the officers. I was asking my friends what was going on,” the unemployed man told Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
However, the magistrate told him to make this a learning experience.
Johnson returns on February 1.
Andre Johnson now has to complete 200 hours of community service.