Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the Raro rain

Saturday February 22, 2020 Written by Published in Crime

A drunk British tourist smashed his way into a Muri store to get out of the rain.

 

Malik Abraham, 35, has admitted wilfully damaging the store’s door and a window on Tuesday morning.

Police prosecutor senior sergeant Tuaine Manavaroa told the High Court that Abraham was under the influence of alcohol and seeking shelter from the rain.

He broke a window and the door locks to enter, but did not steal anything from inside.

Manavaroa said Abraham was a visitor from England, and had asked that the matter be discharged without a conviction.

JP Carmen Temata agreed, and discharged him without conviction.

In his defence, Abraham said that he had a medical condition that could have led him to damage the property, but he was willing to pay reparations.

Sgt Manavaroa said the prosecution acknowledged the early guilty plea and the reparations.

As the defendant is to return to England today, Temata ordered him to pay $100 compensation to the store owner yesterday.

She said the defendant’s explanation of his medical condition was no excuse for the crime he committed.

“The court gives you the benefit of the doubt and discharges you without a conviction,” Temata said.

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