From the Record:
The son of a 88-year-old Saddle Brook woman whose house had been sold at foreclosure was arrested after pulling a gun on sheriff’s officers this morning.
Two Bergen County sheriff’s officers eventually talked John Brennan into giving up the weapon, and he was taken into custody.
The homeowner, Beatrice Brennan, was walked out of the house and taken away by ambulance.
eatrice Brennan had lived on the Adriana Street cul-de-sac for decades, neighbors said.
But the house had been refinanced and the loan couldn’t be paid, a real estate agent at the scene said.
The home eventually was sold May 16 at a sheriff’s sale.
The movers, Moving For Less of Union, showed up around 9:45 this morning and were told by two sheriff’s officers posted at the scene to wait until 10 o’clock, under the court’s order, said mover Anthony Shpilnan.
Moments later, John Brennan emerged from the house.
He pulled a .22-caliber handgun from his waistband, and the officers drew their weapons, said Ben Feldman, a spokesman for Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire.
Some additional information from the Bergen Jersey Foreclosure Blog:
It seems that the woman lived in the home for decades but had recently refinanced the existing mortgage. The foreclosure judgment was over $400,000. According to the foreclosure notice, it looks like the loan was taken out by John J. Brennan, the man that was arrested, not his mom, who owns the house, according to the tax records.
The last transfer seems to be a quit-claim deed. It might be that the son refinanced his mom’s home for some reason.