Attack on ATM

Court Reports

with Racquel Porter

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Laughter erupted in court on Friday when it was revealed that a man attacked the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) leaving a glass broken.

The court heard that Hassany Williams kicked and hit the machine after he attempted to withdraw money from it, which was not forthcoming.

The prosecutor told the court that Williams was seen by a security guard damaging the machine.

Williams pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.

“Is a little misunderstanding. Mi step back away and mi foot catch the glass,” Williams explained.

But his explanation did not sit well with Smith, who repeatedly asked Williams what happened.

“The funds never deh deh and mi get ignorant,” Williams admitted to the amusement of the court.

However, Williams insisted that he did not kick the glass.

Prior to his bail extension, Williams told the court that he was prepared to pay for the glass.

Williams, who obviously thought that his $50,000 bail bond was the cost of the glass, told the court that his uncle was outside the courtroom with the money.

His uncle was subsequently called.

When he arrived in the courtroom, Smith asked the uncle how much money he had in his possession.

“How much you want?” the uncle asked Smith to the amusement of the court.

“$50, 000,” Smith told the uncle, who said he was told by an officer to take $37,000.

Williams' bail was extended for him to return to court on March 19 with the full amount.




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