The Highlands Current reports: A man living in Garrison and apparently struggling with mental illness was arrested on Erev Shabbos in Kiryas Yoel, NY, after police say he showed up wearing body armor and made terroristic threats.
Frank Zebzda, 30, was arraigned at Monroe Town Court and held at the Orange County Jail on $150,000 bond. He faces six charges, including making a terroristic threat, a felony, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest when officers removed the armor.
Asked by a reporter from News 12 why he was wearing armor, he responded, “Because you’re allowed to because of the Second Amendment.” He told the judge he was mentally ill, on disability and living with his mother in Garrison, and that he was at Kiryas Yoel because he is a medical proxy for a resident there with cancer. It was the resident’s family who called the police, he said.
According to News 12, Zebzda told the judge he wanted to represent himself, because he knows the Constitution very well, but at another point said, “I don’t know how I got here.” He will return to court on Sept. 26.