Everton Malcolm, 20, of Greenwich Town, in Kingston, was sentenced by RM Pusey on a charge of shoplifting after he was held outside the store with the items in a handbag on January 4.
According to the statement of the security guard who held Malcolm, on the day of the incident he was in the camera room when he saw two men pushing a trolley.
One of the men had a handbag over his shoulder while another handbag was hanging on the side of the trolley, the guard said.
The guard said that one of the men, who was later identified as Malcolm, went behind a shelf and placed some items in the bag while the other went to the cashier to cash some items.
Malcolm then exited the store with the items but was held by the guard who summoned the police.
The young man when cautioned by the police reportedly said: "Me hungry and me naa wuk."
The goods in question included Milky Way chocolate, sausages, and Nesquick Chocolate mix valued at $3,360.46
But on Friday when the matter was mentioned, Malcolm, who had a small headband over his curly hair, said that he was innocent, claiming that his "girlfriend" had set him up.
"Is not me, is me and me friend go up a MegaMart, she have a handbag and me have a handbag and she tek de things dem and put dem in deh and switch up the bag," Malcolm said.
He them complained to the court that "the police man thump me in a me eye and it did swell up and bare things."
RM Pusey was not convinced and sentenced him to serve six months in prison.
But before he left, Malcolm lodged another complaint about the police.
"Maam de police nuh stop trouble me and me nah get nuh food and me nah get fi bathe," he said. He was promised by the magistrate that she would address the matter.
Then again the behaviour of some of our compatriots does not help any as the clip below clearly shows: