A Belize City man was arraigned in the #1 Court of Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith on one count of theft and one count of use of threatening words and was released on a $1,000 bail plus one surety of the same amount.
Sherman Rodney, 22, a construction worker employed with Cisco Construction, pleaded not guilty to the two charges.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 25, according to a report filed by Rupert Lopez, the virtual complainant.
Lopez told police that he had gone to buy fried chicken and chow mein at a Chinese fast food shop on Fabers Road.
While making his way on Fabers Road with the food he had just bought, two men approached him. The men were riding bicycles and Lopez told police that he recognized Sherman Rodney, whom he has known for some time now.
According to Lopez, Rodney grabbed the bag with the food out of his hand and rode off.
After the incident, Lopez was walking on Central American Boulevard, on his way to make a formal report at the Racoon Street Police Station, when he ran into Rodney again.
This time when Rodney saw him, he allegedly told him: “if you go report da police, I wah kill you.”
Lopez still went ahead and reported the matter to police, and as a consequence, Rodney was charged with the two offences.
The cost of the fried chicken was $3.50 and the chow mein was $5.00.