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Saddle Brook parolee charged with pulling gun on repo man

Photo Credit: Courtesy SADDLE BROOK PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A parolee living in Saddle Brook — and wanted in two states — was arrested after he pulled a gun on a repo man who came to take his car before dawn this morning, police said.

The Federal Recovery Services agent showed police the repossession order before heading to the owner’s Third Street home to pick up the black 2012 Kia Sorrento just after midnight, Deputy Chief Robert White said.

Moments later, they got a call from both a concerned resident and the agent, who said the owner “got hostile and threatened him with a gun,” White said.

Responding Sgt. Leigh Cadigan and Officer Matthew Benus were told by the agent that he’d been “in the process of hooking up the vehicle from the driveway [to his tow truck]” when 51-year-old Steven Dunn came out and pointed a handgun at him, the deputy chief said.

Dunn, 51, at first said he held two wrenches that he pretended was a gun in hopes of scaring off the agent, White said.

However, the officers discovered a .40-caliber pistol in a bathroom cabinet of Dunn’s first-floor apartment and took him into custody, he said.

Police charged Dunn with aggravated assault, two counts of illegal weapons possession and possession of hollow-point bullets.

Dunn was being held on $50,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail pending a Municipal Court hearing next Wednesday.

He also was wanted out of both Florida and Texas for parole violations. Authorities in those jurisdictions were being contacted.


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