Santa Fe police have arrested a Ramah, N.M., man on suspicion of robbery after he was accused of slapping a customer at The Shake Foundation restaurant and then stealing the man’s green chile cheeseburger.
Police identified the defendant in the Sunday evening incident as 25-year-old Anthony Frazier. The customer said Frazier first performed a dance, then struck him in the face. The man also said he felt threatened when Frazier began gripping a belt that the Frazier wore around his neck.
An employee of the Shake Foundation, 631 Cerrillos Road, told police the hamburger fell to the ground, where Frazier retrieved it. Then he fled.
Police caught up with Frazier near Paseo de Peralta and Gomez Road. There, the customer identified Frazier as the man who stole his cheeseburger. Frazier did not talk about the incident with police when he was arrested.
Frazier was booked into the Santa Fe County jail about 8 p.m. Sunday. He was being held without bond.
Frazier last week pleaded not guilty in Magistrate Court to a charge of shoplifting under $250 worth of goods.
Court show that Gallup law enforcement officials last year accused Frazier of drunken driving, careless driving, driving with a revoked license and not having proof of car insurance. A judge dismissed that case this year, saying Frazier was incompetent to stand trial.