Dishes go flying after woman ends relationship

November 06, 2017


A woman's decision to end her relationship with Jomo Panton led to him throwing all the dishes out of the house. Panton, who pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property and larceny, indicated that he went berserk after his girlfriend decided to leave him.

"Your Honour, she said that she a end the relationship so mi tek up mi things dem and throw dem outside. A my plate dem so that anuh nothing. Is because she tell mi say it over," Panton said when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.

In addition to throwing away the dishes, Panton is accused of damaging his girlfriend's cell phone and taking away her money.

When asked about her cell phone which was destroyed, Panton said, "Your Honour, yuh see the phone now, a water get ina it, is not like me tek it and mash it up."

At this point, the courtroom erupted in laughter.

Parish Judge Chester Crooks asked Panton about the missing $15,000.

"A she put the money somewhere different, enuh. A mi woman, mi wouldn't tek her money. A cake sale she do and get it."

Panton told the court that the relationship is on again. Crooks told the accused that his girlfriend would have to come before the court and indicate that she no longer wants to proceed with the matter.

He is to return to court on November 23.

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