Brick Resident Arrested for Pulling Gun, Threatening Man

25-year-old also charged with drug, resisting offenses

A Brick man is behind bars after he threatened a couple with a gun, then resisted arrest, police said.

Matthew Sanfilippo, 25, of Village Way, was arrested early Friday morning.

Police responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store on Route 88 after receiving a call from Sanfilippo's alleged victim, Edward Trost, 25, of Toms River at about 12:20 a.m. Trost told police that he and his girlfriend picked up Sanfilippo at his residence and were bringing him to a party on Fairway Drive in Brick.

Once they arrived at the party, Sanfilippo took out a black handgun, pointed it at Trost and threatened him with it, Trost reported, according to Sgt. Keith Reinhard.

Trost and his girlfriend then drove away and called police.

Police then went to the residence on Fairway Drive and ultimately arrested Sanfilippo, but not before he resisted arrest by retreating back into the house once he observed the police, Reinhard said.

A black, Glock .45 caliber handgun was found at the residence.

Sanfillippo was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, drug possession, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and being a person forbidden to have a weapon.

Sanfillippo's bail set at $100,000 cash by Municipal Court Judge Robert Lepore. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of bail.

Brick Police officers Kris DeMarco and Benny Alvarado, as well as members of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, made the arrest.

WMS826 November 24, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Job well done officers. There is more out there so be careful.
suz November 24, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Wait...he is a "friend they picked up to take to a party"? Sounds like a drug deal gone bad to me.
RS November 24, 2012 at 02:36 PM
My car was vandalized back off 88 last night. Pulled the cover off my sideview mirror and looks like they didn't have time to finish the other. Anyone else?
J November 24, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I'm really starting to worry about the number of gun articles popping up. My have we fallen from grace in this town. What's our safety rating now?
J.JONES November 24, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Benny he's the best..thanks for you service and welcome home..Briar mills ...
Dianecolangelo November 24, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Someone pulls a gun on you and your girlfriend and both of you drive away?? I agree drug deal gone wrong
bricktownshipmom November 24, 2012 at 07:46 PM
This kid is a familiar face in brick court. He should be put in jail for a long time but then we are paying for him to have a warm bed & food for doing nothing worthy in society.
none of yobusiness November 24, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Welcome to what use to be the safest town in America.........Brick. Now overun with guntoten drug addicts and gangbangers.
Michael Hendrickson November 25, 2012 at 12:18 AM
I'm sure the poor guy just wanted his money for the drugs he just sold them
angelica caramazza November 25, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I know this kids sister this is horrible :/
Mark November 25, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Agreed. The driver should have said, "Hi officer, my friend just robbed me of my drugs at gunpoint." Punks. I feel bad for them all because drugs change people.
Wally jerkin November 25, 2012 at 03:40 AM
That definitely sounds like a drug deal gone wrong and it was stupid of him to resist.
Wally jerkin November 25, 2012 at 03:42 AM
I wonder why he's a forbidden to have a weapon.
Marlee November 25, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Get the drugs out of this town....something is going on in Brick and it isn;'t pretty......
Hollowman November 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM
2C:39-7, certain persons not to have weapons. http://law.onecle.com/new-jersey/2c-the-new-jersey-code-of-criminal-justice/39-7.html Add this article to your question: http://www.topix.net/forum/city/brick-nj/TEP1P7D9G7JNKR97L


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