The since-fired Hunter College professor who held a machete to a Post reporter’s neck was launched by a Bronx judge Thursday evening throughout a courtroom listening to attended by quite a few supporters.
Shellyne Rodriguez, 45, made her first courtroom look in Bronx Criminal Court, the place she was arraigned on fees of menacing and harassment over the scary confrontation with a veteran Post scribe inside her Bronx condominium constructing earlier within the week.
About a half-dozen supporters attended the temporary listening to and one even clapped after a judge launched Rodriguez on her personal recognizance.
Rodriguez then walked out of the courthouse with 4 or 5 of the friends and hit up a Burger King to order some meals.
Earlier Thursday, Rodiguez turned herself in to the forty third Precinct.
Her arrest adopted a weird string of occasions that started on Tuesday morning when a Post reporter and photographer knocked on her condominium door to ask about her caught-on-camera tirade in opposition to a bunch of pro-life college students at Hunter College, the place she had labored as an adjunct.
“Get the f–okay away from my door, or I’m gonna chop you up with this machete,” the professor screamed earlier than barging out with the blade and holding it menacingly in opposition to the reporter’s throat.
The two Post staffers instantly left, however Rodriguez adopted them outdoors, nonetheless armed with the machete. Dashcam video then shows her chasing them down the road.
“If I see you on this block yet another f–king time, you’re gonna …,” Rodriguez yelled on the journalists. “Get the f–okay off the block! Get the f–okay out of right here, yo!”
She then kicked the reporter within the shins earlier than retreating to her constructing.
During Thursday’s courtroom look, the judge additionally issued two orders of protections in opposition to Rodriguez for the reporter and photographer she threatened.
She was fired by Hunter College within the wake of the ordeal, whereas the School of Visual Arts — the place she additionally labored as a professor — was reviewing her employment as of Wednesday.
Rodriguez first got here below hearth earlier this month when a video went viral of her cursing out Hunter College college students who had arrange an anti-abortion desk on campus.
She advised the scholars they’re “not educating s–t” and referred to as their pamphlets “propaganda” earlier than throwing them on the ground, video reveals.
The Post has additionally discovered that Rodriguez is suing the NYPD, claiming officers abused her when she was arrested within the Bronx whereas attempting to depart a protest over the homicide of George Floyd in June 2020.
Rodriguez, who’s the lead plaintiff within the lawsuit, claims she suffered nerve injury from being zip-tied too tightly when she was nabbed and put in a prisoner van with 14 different protesters.
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