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Threatened at depot: Mark Anderson (File photograph)

A man has been fined $500 with an alternative of spending 50 days in jail, for making a threat to kill bus driver and performer Mark Anderson.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Antoine Darrell, 47, of Craddock Road in Sandys, approached Mr Anderson at the Hamilton Bus Station on May 9, just after his vehicle had pulled into its bay at the depot.

Mr Anderson, known to many as the artist Sybil Barrington, was speaking to one of his colleagues when Darrell came up to the bus door.

According to Crown counsel Loxly Ricketts, Darrell said: “I will f***ing kill you, bie.”

The encounter was witnessed by Mr Anderson’s colleague, and Darrell subsequently pleaded guilty to uttering threatening words in a public place.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo gave Darrell until August 15 to pay the fine, or face prison time.

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Guilty plea: Antoine Darrell (Photograph supplied)