Homeless woman on $3,000 bond for throwing bottles at van
The socially displaced woman, who allegedly threw a bottle at a vehicle, given a reprimand for her actions, and placed on a bond to keep the peace for two years or face a $3,000 fine.
Shelly-Ann Mohammed appeared before Magistrate Ava Vandenberg-Bailey in the Siparia Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old woman faced charges of malicious damage and using obscene language.
She pleaded guilty to both offences and apologised to the court for her actions.
On the malicious damage charge, she was placed on a bond of $3,000 to keep the peace for the next two years. This means that Mohammed will not have to pay a fine unless she broke the law again within the next 24 months.
She was also asked to compensate the driver of the vehicle for damages sustained by her actions.
She was reprimanded and discharged on the offences of using obscene language.
According to police reports, Mohammed was accused of throwing glass bottles at a Ford Ranger van which was parked along SS Erin Road, Penal, on November 5, 2018, around 9:15 am.
The female van driver was allegedly approached by Mohammed, who began cursing at her. An argument ensued during which the damage to the vehicle was said to have occurred.
Mohammed was also charged with using obscene language towards officers of the Penal Police Station when they arrived at the scene.
The damage has an estimated value of TT$2300.00.
Charges were laid by PC Nanan, of the Penal Criminal Investigations Department.
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