Holland Tunnel weapons suspect claims he didn’t know guns were in truck, report says

The man who was arrested with a cache of weapons at the Holland Tunnel as he was on his way to rescue a girl from drugs over the summer said in an interview on Sunday that he simply forgot he had the weapons on him.

John Cramsey, who owns a gun range, told The Citizen’s Voice that he didn’t realize he had pistols, long guns and ammunition in his work truck when he answered a 3:30 a.m. call to save a 17-year-old girl from a Brooklyn drug house on June 21.

“I didn’t take firearms up there to do anything illegal,” he said in a the interview. “They were in my truck because that’s my business. It was an oversight.”

Cramsey, along with two others, were stopped at the New Jersey toll plaza at about 7:40 a.m. after police noticed they had a cracked windshield.

Five pistols, an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, 2,000 rounds of ammunition and body armor, marijuana, a marijuana pipe, and several prescription pills were all found inside the truck, according to The Citizen’s Voice.

“I was 80 miles from my home,” Cramsey said. “If I was pulled over by any law enforcement officer in the state of Pennsylvania, they would have said, ‘Nice firearm, have a good day.’”

According to the article, Cramsey spent three months in jail before he made bail. He faces more jail time if convicted.