Police seek P.E.I. man for theft of Powerade bottle five years ago

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Prince Edward Island provincial court

Warrant issued for Peter Nicholas Mackey after failing to complete alternative measures, a non-court process

A 26-year-old man who said he wanted to fight an almost six-year-old charge of stealing a bottle of Powerade had a warrant issued for his arrest last week.

Peter Nicholas Mackey was supposed to be in provincial court in Charlottetown to set a date for the trial he asked for after pleading not guilty 10 days earlier to the alleged theft.

Instead, provincial court Judge John Douglas issued a warrant Thursday morning after Mackey didn't show up.

Mackey is alleged to have stolen a bottle of Powerade from a grocery store in May 2010.

He had been going through alternative measures, which allows someone who pleaded guilty to avoid a criminal record if they follow certain measures.

Mackey moved out of province and didn't finish.

During his Jan. 18 court appearance, Mackey told the court he had $200 in his pocket on the day he was accused of the theft and wasn't stealing the Powerade.

Organizations: Powerade

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Bob Up
    February 01, 2016 - 13:24

    What an absolute waste of resources, I'm thinking somebody has a grudge against this guy. Good job guys, true public service at ti's best.

  • J
    February 01, 2016 - 08:54

    Why are police and financial resources being wasted on this non-issue? surely this is a joke!

  • What Powerade
    February 01, 2016 - 08:42

    Well.. we can all rest easy now knowing our legal system is after those bad boys lol Seriously smh

  • How breaks do you need
    February 01, 2016 - 07:09

    There is a principle here ,the crown gave him a form of adult diversion to prevent a criminal record and he turned his nose on that and now he disrepects the system again the court has been more than generous ,what'she do he flees a 2nd time....in this case MrMackey is an ass.

  • feehan
    February 01, 2016 - 02:45

    Wow 5 years ago. Took that long eh to charge him for stealing Powerade tax dollars being well spent !

    • IF
      February 01, 2016 - 11:01

      If you read the story before commenting it will help to not make you look really really stupid.

  • Rod
    January 31, 2016 - 17:54

    "If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble, ...then the law is a ass, a idiot." Dickens from "Oliver Twist."

  • rob brown
    January 31, 2016 - 14:47

    do we really need to worry about a 10 year old powerade trial, about about concentrating on why there is a dui everyday in the paper.