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.