25 Jul 2017
- By Bryan Manabat – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
A 20-year-old police cadet was arrested for harassing a gas station cashier, and challenging a gas attendant to fight when he was asked to pay for items he took from the store early Sunday morning.
A $5,000 cash bail was imposed on Aghilimal Jesus Rabauliman Faisao by Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph Camacho on Monday.
Faisao was charged with assault, theft, theft of service, and disturbing the peace.
Assistant Public Defender Cindy Nesbit appeared for Faisao while Assistant Attorney General Betsy Weintraub represented the government.
The court set the preliminary hearing for Aug. 1, 2017 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 220A, and the arraignment for Aug. 7, 2017 at 9 a.m.
Police said they responded to a disturbance report on Sunday, July 23, at 12:53 a.m. at the Chalan Kiya Mobil gas station.
The gas station cashier told police that Faisao, who appeared to be drunk, was swaying and staggering as he walked in. He ordered nacho chips and took a granola bar which he then put in his pocket.
The cashier told Faisao that he needed to pay for the items, but he replied that he would eat first. He then grabbed two more granola bars and sat at the store table to consume the chips. The cashier said Faisao made a mess at the table and on the floor.
After finishing his chips, he went to the soda dispenser and started washing his hands, but a gas attendant told him to wash his hands in the restroom.
On his way to the restroom, Faisao whispered a profanity to the attendant.
When Faisao came out of the restroom, the attendant told him he needed to pay for the items that he had consumed.
Faisao challenged the attendant to a fight, and yanked the attendant’s hand to pull him out of the store. He told the attendant that he, Faisao, would beat him up. The attendant then told the cashier to call the police.
Faisao turned back and pushed hard on the door, causing the cashier to be pushed back.
Faisao then made a motion with his closed fist as if he were going to punch the gas attendant.
The cashier said Faisao had not paid for the items he consumed when the police arrived.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/97158-police-cadet-arrested-for-assault-theft-other-charges