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Brother charged with destruction of sister's chair, ordered to pay fine

A man, who is accused of destroying his sister's chair because of her dog was forced to pay $5,000 in damages when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Charged with malicious destruction of property is 44-year-old Nigel Hunter of a Kingston 7 address.

According to reports, on July 20 at around 6:30 p.m., Hunter chased the complainant's dog and used a piece of board to hit at the animal, while doing so, the board hit a white plastic chair that was on her veranda, breaking it.

Hunter admitted to breaking the chair, but told the court that he did not do so intentionally.

Resident Magistrate Georgianna Fraser asked the complainant, "how much did the chair cost?" "$3,600, Your Honour," the complainant said.

The judge ordered the accused to pay over $5,000, arguing, "she's going to need bus fare to go and buy it ,so round it off to $5,000 instead."

Hunter was admonished and discharged by RM Fraser who added, "I'm going to let you off with a warning, don't break up anymore chair anywhere."

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