A rather bizarre situation in St. John’s yesterday where a man who was identified by a woman as the one who tried to steal her purse was found to be innocent as he was in the Pen at the time.
The RNC say the incident happened a few nights ago. The 49-year-old woman told police that a man known to her used physical force to take her purse in order to gain access to prescription medication.
Upon further investigation, police found that the man was incarcerated at the time of the alleged offence. As a result, the woman has been charged with public mischief, and ordered to appear in court in June.