Cortlandt Manor man accused of threatening tow truck operator

A Cortlandt Manor man is facing charges after police say he threatened to shoot a tow truck operator for towing his car.



Police say Jonathan Oakley, 75, entered into Stiloski's Towing in Tarrytown around 8 p.m. According to investigators, Oakley had been involved in a car accident in the village and his car was towed there.



Cops say Oakley began arguing with an employee over towing fees and the release of his car. Officers arrived on the scene and just then Oakley reached into his pocket. "During this dispute he pulled a handgun on the employee, pointed it at him threatening him that he was going to shoot him," says Tarrytown Police Lt. John Barbelet.



Officers were able to grab Oakley, detain him and recover a loaded 9 mm handgun.



Oakley was originally placed under arrest and charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. However, police changed the charge to a misdemeanor charge.



 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."