BRITISH COLUMBIA

B.C. man who got grouchy with police sentenced to jail for stealing booze

09/30/2014 09:20 EDT | Updated 11/30/2014 05:59 EST
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A provincial court in Kamloops, B.C., has heard that a man who called a police officer a pig after being arrested was Grouchy.

Dewayne Grouchy, 40, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of theft and two counts of breach of probation stemming from an incident at a liquor store earlier in the summer.

Provincial court Judge Stella Frame heard that Grouchy was placed on a one-year probation term last February, with a specific clause banning him from entering any liquor store.

On July 14, Grouchy went into the McCracken Station Liquor Store in Valleyview, tucked a bottle of Fireball whisky down his pants and left, court heard.

The clerk called police, who found Grouchy outside a half-way house across the street.

Court heard that Grouchy told police he had sold the booze. The officer arrested Grouchy, who swore and called the Mountie "a pig."

After Grouchy's guilty plea, he was sentenced to 60 days in custody — or 22 days on top of the nearly one month that he's already spent behind bars. (Kamloops This Week)