Man who threatened RadioShack worker before judge

A RadioShack employee was threatened with a box cutter after telling a customer not to open a package in a Belmont store, cops said.

Marquez Ackui Hicks, 33, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges related to the Aug. 28 incident in which he allegedly held the blade to the employee’s neck at the Ralston Avenue store.

Hicks, reportedly a transient, allegedly walked into the RadioShack around 9 a.m. and began removing a digital camera from its plastic packaging, using the box cutter, police said.

The 22-year-old female clerk told him that is not allowed. She said he grabbed her by the wrist, spun her around into a wristlock, held the box cutter with the blade exposed to her neck, then told her “not to tell anyone and to pretend like this never happened,” San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Hicks allegedly fled. Cops arrested him nearby and found him in possession of a box cutter and a stolen phone, Wagstaffe said.

The store employee also identified Hicks in a photo lineup, he said.

Hicks remains in custody on $50,000 bail, Wagstaffe said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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