WAYNE, N.J. – The revolving door of justice put a repeat offender in the Passaic County Jail and another in the custody of Riverdale police after Wayne police who stopped their car found them wanted on a combined nine outstanding warrants.
One of them claimed to be a sovereign national who didn’t believe in U.S. laws, police said.
Officers Skylar Cauceglia and David Hoppe stopped a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria for equipment violations on Black Oak Ridge Road Saturday night, Capt. Laurence Martin said.
A checked turned up five warrants for passenger Vincent Barbarossa, 40, of Wayne worth a combined $3,710 – including two out of Paterson and one each out of Wayne, Butler and Riverdale.
He also was carrying amphetamines without a prescription and several thousand dollars in cash, Martin said.
Barbarossa’s fellow passenger, 47-year-old Troy Howard of Hopatcong, “attempted to disguise his identity by claiming to be two separate individuals,” the captain said.
Howard’s “feeble attempt to disguise himself” was due to warrants worth a combined $4,100 out of Wayne, Hopatcong, he added.
He also “claimed to be Sovereign National and so he does not recognize the US Constitution or American government, Martin said.
Howard was transferred to Riverdale police on their warrant.
Barbarossa, meanwhile, was taken to the Passaic County Jail – only to have a judge order him released.
The livery driver received a motor vehicle summons.