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Manoa harassment suspect makes court appearance

  • COURTESY HONOLULU POLICEYama Fazzari
    COURTESY HONOLULU POLICE
    Yama Fazzari

A 22-year-old homeless man, suspected of harassing Manoa residents for nearly a month, was back in court Monday.

Yama Fazzari entered a plea of not guilty for allegedly threatening a man and his wife Feb. 26 at Ala Moana Center.

Fazzari is being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center unable to post bail of  $25,000 bail after being charged with first-degree terroristic threatening.

Circuit Court Judge Richard Perkins set trail for the week of May 19.

First-degree terroristic threatening is a Class C felony with a maximum jail term of five years.

The incident at Ala Moana occurred a day after a judge released Fazzari, who had been arrested for allegedly picking a fight and kicking people at Manoa Valley District Park on Feb. 22. His District Court trial for the harassment charge is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. April 21.

According to a police affidavit, Fazzari confronted a couple as they left Macy’s on the shopping center’s third floor. The suspect walked up to the 33-year-old man, bringing his face close to the other man’s, and allegedly threatened the man, his wife and their dog.

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