Man arrested at NYC tunnel with guns says he has no regrets
EMMAUS >> A Pennsylvania man who was arrested for trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons says he doesn’t regret his actions but calls the presence of the guns an “oversight.”
John Cramsey, 51, of Emmaus, and two co-defendants were detained in June as they prepared to enter the Holland Tunnel in a truck carrying a military-style rifle, a shotgun and five handguns. Their attorneys have said the police search was illegal. All three have pleaded not guilty to weapons charges.
Cramsey, whose daughter died of a heroin overdose in February, posted online shortly before the arrest that he was heading to New York to “rescue” a 16-yearold girl whose friend had overdosed.
He told The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens’ Voice in an interview that he forgot that he had weapons in his truck when he set out to try to help the girl. Still, he said he doesn’t regret his actions.
“I don’t regret I spent three months in jail. I don’t regret I went there that day. If I had to go back again, I would,” Cramsey said.