A prison inmate who went home for the Christmas holidays on bail provided by a Good Samaritan pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges he stole two steaks during his release.
Derrick Ponder, 27, of 1281 Peapond Road, was the first Nassau County Jail in 17 years to commit a crime while free on bail provided to inmates by Manhasset businessman Sal Miglio, authorities said.Ponder admitted stealing the steaks from an A&P Supermarket in North Bellmore last Dec. 29. As a result of his plea, County Court Judge Ira Wexner told Ponder he would be sentenced Dec. 7 to a year in the county jail.
Ponder was charged with burglary because the manager of the supermarket had warned him to stay out of the store due to an alleged previous attempt to steal some food.
Ponder returned, however, grabbing two steaks and walking to the front of the store. In an ensuing struggle, Ponder fell through a plate glass window.