Video: Mayor questions release of gun suspect
By Kevin Coughlin
Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty calls for legislation in the wake of a judge’s decision that enabled a man to post bail after being arrested in Headquarters Plaza for allegedly bringing semi-automatic handguns and hollow-point bullets into the place last week.
Andrew Pfitzenmayer, 26, of Peapack-Gladstone, was freed on $100,000 bail on Monday.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office asked Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor to require a psychiatric evaluation first, but the judge declined to do so.
The Mayor vowed to seek legislation to make such exams mandatory in these types of cases. (See the above video, starting around the 5 minute mark.)
Headquarters plaza includes a daycare center, a movie theater, a hotel and the Secret Service.
Video: Press conference, part 2