Allentown man ‘applying for job’ at Six Flags found with guns and knives
An Allentown man who said he was at Six Flags Great Adventure applying for a job before he was escorted out was found with several weapons in his car when police arrived at the scene.
Jackson Police were working security detail around 11:00 am on Thursday morning when they were alerted by SFGA Security in reference to a man at the employee training center who had reportedly come to the park seeking a job and was acting irrationally and asking questions about the park’s security protocols.
The officers responded to the location and were advised that the man had been previously escorted out of the park due to his behavior but had returned and began to harass employees because he had not been hired.
The officers then spoke with the man and through their investigation it was learned that he was in possession of a handgun in his vehicle, which was parked in the SFGA parking lot.
As the investigation progressed, a search of the vehicle was conducted and the officers recovered a Glock 9mm handgun in a holster, three loaded 15 round magazines for the gun, several knives, a SOG machete, a SOG tactical tomahawk, several knives, handcuffs and a hat with the NYPD logo on it.
Jonathan Fruchter, 38, was then placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters.
Members of the department’s Detective Bureau then assisted with the investigation and as it was continued into the evening, a search was later conducted at Fruchter's residence in Allentown by detectives, the Allentown Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit.
The search of the residence resulted in the seizure of an AR-15 rifle and several 30 round magazines for the rifle and a Sig Sauer 40 caliber handgun and ammunition.
Fruchter was charged with unlawful possession of weapons, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess weapons, possession of magazines capable of holding in excess of 10 rounds and possession of handcuffs.
He is currently being held pending transport to the Ocean County Jail as other charges are pending.
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