“Tear Drop” charged for robbery

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– granted $75,000 bail

A local young man who went viral on social media in mid-2016 as a “budding” singer, was on Wednesday slapped with a robbery charge when he appeared

Leon Clarke, also known as “Tear Drop”

before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Twenty-three-year-old Leon Clarke, also known as “Tear Drop”, pleaded not guilty when he was read the charge by the Magistrate. Clarke is being accused of breaking into the home of East La Penitence resident Vincent Howard, and robbing him of approximately $1.1 million in cash, GTT and Digicel phone cards and Scratch tickets.
The accused was positively identified as the young man whose music videos took Facebook by storm for a short period last year, as he proclaimed himself as a “future singer from the Ghetto.” These 15 minutes of fame resulting in him being placed in the spotlight by a few media outlets.
Clarke was granted bail in the sum of $75,000 and he is expected to return to court on October 4.