Man charged with pulling knife, threatening workers, & stealing sign at Hoboken Taco Bell


A man was charged with pulling a knife, threatening workers, and stealing a sign at the Hoboken Taco Bell who entered to inquire about a job, police said.

The Taco Bell at 38 Hudson Place in Hoboken. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Justino Ramos, 57, of New York City, was charged with theft and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to public safety spokeswoman Marci Rubin.

On Tuesday, February 15th, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Ramos was arrested at Third and Bloomfield Streets for five outstanding warrants. One of those warrants involves an incident on February 6th in Hoboken.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. on that day, officers responded to Taco Bell, 38 Hudson Place, on the report of a person with a knife.

The person in question, who had already left when officers arrived, had brandished a knife while yelling at employees, who say the suspect inquired about employment prior to the dispute. As he left the store, he stole a Taco Bell advertisement poster.

While at headquarters, Police Officer Jessica Pizanie was able to identify the suspect as Ramos. At that time a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Feb. 15, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Police Officer Anthony Olivera identified Ramos, who had four other outstanding warrants for his arrest: two issued by Hoboken and two issued by Secaucus.

After the arrest process was complete, Ramos was transported to Hudson County Correctional Facility, Rubin stated.

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