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January 29, 2014
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Six months in prison for stealing vasoline

Laughter erupted in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday after the charges were read for a man who was accused of stealing.

Answering to a simple larceny charge is Humphrey Keathing of a Kingston address.

It is alleged that Keathing stole a bottle of Vaseline and mixed nuts from a supermarket recently.

Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked the accused what he did for a living, to which he responded, "handy man," which sparked laughter in the court.

Keithing told the court, "It was a mistake on my part." Pusey responded, "what you did was absolutely unnecessary, especially for a working man!"

He was fined $10,000 or six months in prison.

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