An employee of car parts store told a magistrate that he stole a patron’s pouch to pay for an abortion for his girlfriend.
The nineteen-year-old told Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt that his girlfriend was pregnant and needed the money to abort the pregnancy.
Karon Wallace stole the pouch on July 30th, which contained $475, two cell phones and an internet box, after which he hid in bushes near his workplace.
However, when he returned for the pouch in the bushes, it was missing.
The woman patron alerted police to the incident, which led to the arrest of Wallace.
Wallace admitted his mistake and Ferguson Pratt granted him a second chance with an absolute discharge if he stays out of trouble.