‘Schizophrenic’ man who crashed dealer’s $35m Benz pleads guilty
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A man who claimed to be suffering from schizophrenia was brought before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, after he was accused of breaking into a prominent car dealership, driving a Mercedes Benz, and crashing into another vehicle.
Nicolas Thompson, 31, was charged with malicious destruction of property and driving an unauthorised vehicle without the owner’s permission, to which he promptly admitted his guilt.
“I am guilty, ma’am. I am under medication,” Thompson said, adding that the last time he received treatment was on October 1.
Thompson, who also said that he is a United States citizen, said he was unable to recall the incident.
However, the investigating officer told the court that Thompson reportedly told the arresting officer that he is willing to go before the “judge because he knew what he did.”
But, due to his claim that he was suffering from schizophrenia, presiding judge, Lori-Ann Cole-Montague, ordered that he be evaluated by a psychiatrist.
According to court documents, the incident reportedly occurred around 10:00 pm. Thompson is to return to court on January 16, when it is expected that the psychiatric report will be available.