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P.E.I. man, who cut himself breaking into stranger's apartment, jailed

['"Scales of Justice" statue representing the Roman goddess of justice personifying moral force. (Photo via wikimedia commons)']
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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A P.E.I. man who was found bloodied in a stranger’s apartment after cutting himself on a window while he tried to get into the building was sentenced recently to eight months in jail on six charges.

Kyle Joseph McQuaid, 34, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown after he pleaded guilty to three counts of being unlawfully in a dwelling.

McQuaid also pleaded guilty to theft from a Shoppers Drug Mart and two counts of failing to attend court.

In April, he got locked out of an apartment building while he was intoxicated and couldn’t find the person whose apartment he had been in.

McQuaid broke a window and cut himself after climbing through it.

He went to several apartments leaving blood behind before the police found him.

During his recent appearance, the court heard McQuaid stole a $95 bottle of Hugo Boss cologne from a Shoppers Drug Mart.

Along with the jail time, McQuaid will be on probation for two years and must pay $1,000 in victim surcharges.

He is banned from the Shoppers Drug Mart and from going within 500 metres of the apartment building.

McQuaid must also write apology letters to the victims and must provide a DNA sample for the national databank.

 

Ryan.ross@theguardian.pe.ca

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