By Leah Greenblatt
Updated April 30, 2009 at 10:25 PM EDT

Brady Green, the 39-year-old Brooklyn supermarket employee accused of following supermodel-turned-talkshow-host Tyra Banks, and threatening over the phone to slit the throat of one of her show’s staffers who did not provide him access to the set, has been found guilty of both stalking and harassment, a day after Banks testified against him in a New York City courtroom.

Criminal Court Judge James Burke declined to sentence the man to jail time (he could have faced 90 days), telling the defendant’s lawyer: “Put Mr. Green in a location where he can thrive,” Burke said. “And that location is not likely to be the city of New York.”

Said the attorney Jeffrey Berman, “I’m disappointed with the verdict, but I’m glad the judge did not send him to jail.” An order of protection, however, was extended by the judge.