Kyle Gritser of Hicksville charged with menacing 4 men with gun in Bethpage, police say
A 19-year-old Hicksville man wielding a firearm from his vehicle “menaced” four young men in another vehicle in Bethpage shortly before midnight on Sunday, Nassau County police said.
Police arrested Kyle Gritser on Monday and he has been charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and aggravated unlicensed operation. He also had an open warrant for possessing fireworks, police said.
While driving a 2010 gray Infiniti sedan eastbound on Old Country Road, east of South Oyster Bay Road at around 11:35 p.m. Sunday, police said, the defendant brandished a gun at the victims, whose ages ranged from 18 to 21.
At an arraignment Monday in Nassau First District Court a temporary order of protection was issued against Gritser and his case was continued, according to WebCrims, an online database of court cases. The database also said bond for Gritser was set at $50,000 or $35,000 cash and that he is due back in court Wednesday.
A call to his attorney, Garden City-based Milton Grunwald, was not immediately returned.
Last May, Gritser was released without bail after he was charged with criminal possession of an assault weapon and criminal possession of a loaded firearm, police said.