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Woman admits damaging ex-partner’s truck

A 60-year-old Pembroke woman has admitted throwing paint over her ex-partner's truck.

Appearing in Magistrates' Court this morning, Barbara Johnson admitted causing wilful and unlawful damage in Devonshire on March 10.

The court heard that the complainant had parked in front of a Devonshire residence and gone inside.

The complainant and the occupant heard knocking and banging and the occupant saw the defendant outside but did not answer the door.

When the complainant later went outside, he saw white paint splattered on the windshield.

On March 23, he handed police a threatening voicemail from the defendant, along with a $4,000 receipt for the repairs to his vehicle.

Officers attended Johnson's residence on April 6 and arrested her on suspicion of causing unlawful and willful damage, which she admitted during a police interview.

In court today, Johnson said she had never done anything like this before and that it would not happen again.

But she also said that she did not believe the damage amounted to $4,000.

Magistrate Tokunbo said the invoice did not show who it was from and there was no breakdown of the costs.

He invited the Crown to produce something “more convincing” and adjourned the matter to May 29, granting Johnson $1,000 bail.

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Published May 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm (Updated May 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm)

Woman admits damaging ex-partner’s truck

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