BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne men were seemingly not in the holiday spirit when they arrived at a home on West 45th Street Saturday afternoon, demanding to speak to a 19-year-old resident.
According to Lt. Eric Amato, Mario Acosta, 33, and Matthew Berrios, 31, believed that the victim was responsible for breaking the front windows of Acosta’s Barber Shop, Cut It Out Barber Shop, at 235 Broadway the previous day.
The men, the report states, confronted a 56-year-old female resident, threatening that they would kill the male victim if he did not pay for the damage. During the confrontation, the female victim reported that she observed Berrios reach for his waistband and display a handgun. Before fleeing the scene, without confronting the man they were seeking, the suspects are said to have broken off both side view mirrors of the male victim's car and removed his temporary license plate.
Officers responded to Acosta’s East 16th Street residence and located both suspects sitting on the front porch. The men were positively identified, placed into custody, and charged with making terroristic threats and criminal mischief.
No handgun was recovered.
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