A Bethlehem man who allegedly shoplifted two containers of yogurt and a pack of gum at a South Side convenience store got into a fight with police when he refused to leave, according to court records.
Jarrod Matthew Fenner, 27, of 554 Carlton Ave. punched a police officer in the left leg and kneed him in the right leg after officers took him to the floor in the Pantry One market at 25 E. Morton St. early Thursday morning.
“It’s going to take more than three of you to take me down. I’ll take your gun and kill all of you,” Fenner told police during the struggle, according to the arrest affidavit.
Police responded to the store at a little after 5 a.m. on a report of a disturbance. A store employee told police that she saw Fenner put two containers of Chobani yogurt and a pack of Trident gum down the front of his pants, the affidavit said.
The three stolen items were valued at $7.27, police said.
When the employee confronted Fenner, he started yelling that he would shoot the cops if they came to the store, the affidavit said.
Later in the day, Fenner was in Northampton County Court to plead guilty to shoplifting $26 in crabmeat from the Giant food store on Easton Avenue in October, in what The Express Times described as a “bizarre” hearing.
For the Pantry One incident, Fenner was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, retail theft and harassment.
He was arraigned before on-duty District Judge David Tidd of Lower Saucon Township and committed to county prison in lieu of $30,000 bail.