From the Courts
August 5, 2014
Accused claims he was beaten with can of chicken salami

Peter DaSouza has been jailed for three months for stealing a can of salami and a bar of soap.{{more}}

At the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court yesterday, the Kingstown resident pleaded guilty to stealing both items, valued at $26.10.

Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias imposed the three-month sentence on DaSouza.

According to the facts, at about 9 a.m., on July 31, DaSouza entered the Bonadie Supermarket on Bedford Street and proceeded to one of the aisles.

The security guard kept him under observation and saw when he took up the can of salami, placed it in a black bag and then placed the bar of soap in his pants pocket.

DaSouza then proceeded to walk past the cashier’s desk, but was apprehended and the items were recovered.

“Why do you like chicken salami so? Are you serious?” the magistrate questioned, but did not get a reply from DaSouza.

DaSouza has other convictions of theft, including theft of salami. He explained to the court that he did not walk past the cashier.

“When I see the person saw me, I put them back on the shelf,” DaSouza explained.

He further told the court that he was taken to a room and was beaten with the salami about his head.

“That is why the salami look so now. I get me head buss too,” DaSouza said, pointing to a bald spot on the top of his head.

“You don’t have to worry about salami anymore, you will get fish now,” the magistrate told DaSouza.