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‘Every time I come here is some sorry excuse!’- Accused burglar tells court

- as Magistrate's Court case pushed back
Fat Hog’s Bay resident Sidney Varlack Malone who is accused of burglarizing a private residence in Kingston in 2019, slammed the court for the constant delay in his court matter. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Fat Hog’s Bay resident Sidney Varlack Malone, who is accused of burglarising a private residence in Kingston in 2019, slammed the court for the constant delay in his court matter.

“Every time I come here is some sorry excuse! All I hearing is fancy words and excuses. This is a modern court with computers! This is a modern world,” he said during his court appearance on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

The remanded prisoner was also not pleased that he is not able to see the opposite sex.

“I am in a cell with a man, I ain’t seeing no woman,” he said to the court.

His remarks were made after he was informed that his case would be pushed back to September 7, and 14, 2020.

He was charged with two counts of burglary, which allegedly occurred on November 13 and 14, 2019.

In response to his statement, the presiding magistrate Christilyn Benjamin said when matters are before the court it goes through a process and the dates that were given was what was available for the case to proceed to trial.


Allegations of the matter are that Malone was caught twice on camera inside the residence of the Virtual Complainant (VC) while he slept.

The defendant did not steal anything, but he was seen looking around the house.

Armed with the footage from the surveillance camera, the VC reported the matter to the police, and Malone was recognised as the culprit and later charged with the offence.

23 Responses to “‘Every time I come here is some sorry excuse!’- Accused burglar tells court”

  • tsk i Aint know (15/07/2020, 08:03) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    but he right some cases going taking four five eight years to finalize.
    • GG (15/07/2020, 09:25) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
      Well, he need to stop thief
      • Crazy stupidness and foolishness (15/07/2020, 12:59) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
        This man has demonstrated again and again that he cannot be trusted to live in society - he needs to be locked up for the rest of his life without any chance of parole. My concern is that the DPP will make another mistake, and that he will get out on a technicality.
      • NezRez (15/07/2020, 19:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Wow, you are correct. He really think he can break into someones house, go to jail as punishment, and still have his pleasures? He should have thought about that before he violated someones privacy in their home. He has a male room mate. LMAO...Karma well done.
    • wondering (15/07/2020, 10:38) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
      Because is a local now why I’m not seeing no island people comment??? But if he was y’all would’ve been degrading Island people
  • My girl (15/07/2020, 08:05) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lightning. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
  • Hmm (15/07/2020, 08:20) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
    While i think it is reasonable for him to receive jail time, i think it's ridiculous how long matters are dragged along in the court give him his sentence and move on. I also think it's unfair that persons were found with firearms in their vehicles this year and they have received bail. Why did they get bail and this person didn't?
    • ERIC (15/07/2020, 10:54) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      he did not get bail, and rightly so, because he is a habitual offender.t
      There appears to be a mental deficit with this gentleman unfortunately, because the moment he is freed he will simply pickup where he left off. Prayers are with you friend.
  • Hot one (15/07/2020, 08:36) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    And when the matter is called on in September the DPP won’t be ready to proceed!
  • Lightning (15/07/2020, 08:43) Like (38) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lightning - you have burglarised so many properties plus stolen cars over the last thirty years or so it is about time you spent some time incarcerated. I have no sympathy for you.
    • It's sickening (15/07/2020, 11:44) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Exactly, it is about time this man stop with this foolishness. It has been decades that he is engaged in this type of undesirable activity. Is it that he enjoys the spotlight about being a defendant in court?
  • concerned citizen (15/07/2020, 09:09) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lightening has been doing this for well over 20 years, and been in and out of prison more times than a fiddlers elbow...he is getting older now but still up to his old tricks. It’s some kind of perverted thrill he gets and returns to the property’s many times before taking anything and then might only take half of your wallet.
    Sometimes he will be naked greased up. No joke.
    I don’t believe there is any hope for this individual, he needs to be removed from the community and stop terrorizing people.
    Throw away the key.
  • lol (15/07/2020, 09:38) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    A modern world ,yes! Therefore you should know to stop stealing because with a modern world comes moedern technology... cameras! Lmao
  • Ghost (15/07/2020, 09:44) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don’t feel sorry for him.. he’s a repeat offender; he knows right from wrong and if he can do the crime - do the time..sick of him now.. If he wanted to be out then he needed to behave himself..Though I don’t agree with the length of time the court’s taking, I’m glad he’s off the streets terrorizing persons.. one would have thought having been in and out of prison he would have learned, but guess not.. maybe he needs psychiatric help or something..
  • Big Slick Willie (15/07/2020, 11:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deliver him women in jail. He seems to think he's at a resort. LOL
  • Me Too (15/07/2020, 11:17) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    I woke up to this guy in my place. The police said because my doors were not locked and he had not stolen anything that they would not press charges. I am glad to see him get some jail time for his foolishness
  • Saw (15/07/2020, 12:12) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Regardless he still has rights!!! The court should get away with murder right!!!! Wait until it is your turn!!! Lock him up transport him 7 times to court for no hearing? BLM!!!!! All lives matter!!!!
  • It's Crazy (15/07/2020, 13:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's look at the matter that the accused has brought up bearing in mind the facts presented in the media. So we must ask why does what appears to be such an easy case to prove take several visits to the court to complete. The accused is caught on camera. Case closed. Why are officers deployed to drive six/ eight cylinder vehicles 10+ miles to and from the prison ( risky) at tax payers expense for the court to respond by saying we not yet ready to proceed this time but we going to try again in two months. Am I missing something? What's to say concerning more difficult cases to be dealt with? Or is this to be understood as difficult for our court system?
  • Strike (16/07/2020, 15:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    lightning strike and took his picture. Buddy time to stop striking less you live at balo for the rest of your life with out a woman. Lol.
  • check history (20/07/2020, 21:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

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