The recovery agent showed police his repossession order on a black 2012 Kia Sorrento just after midnight before heading to the owner’s Third Street home to pick it up.
Moments later, police received a call from both a concerned resident and the agent, who reported that the owner “got hostile and threatened him with a gun.” According to police.
Responding officers were told by the agent that he’d been “in the process of hooking up the vehicle to his tow truck from the driveway when 51-year-old Steven Dunn came out and pointed a handgun at him.
Dunn, at first claimed that he had held two wrenches that he pretended was a gun in an attempt to scare off the agent.
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.
Dunn is also wanted out of both Florida and Texas for parole violations. Authorities in those jurisdictions were being contacted.