Just a misdemeanor for pointing gun at cabbie? Man and woman charged with menacing with a weapon

Cops say Rockland has a Bonnie and Clyde pair on its hands

On February 19, 2013 at approximately 5:25 p.m. the Clarkstown Police responded to Freemont Ave in Nanuet for a report of a dispute between a taxi driver and his passengers over the fare amount. The driver states that he picked the parties up at their residence on Fremont Ave. and drove them to a fast food restaurant located in Nanuet. He waited while they received their order then drove them back to their residence.

Upon arrival on Fremont Ave. an argument ensued over the amount of the fare. The male passenger, identified as Mario Grasso, 33, began to yell and bang on the taxi cab window. The female passenger, identified as Jacqui Marcos, 27, left the scene and returned with an unknown-type long gun (shotgun or rifle). Marcos handed the gun to Grasso who reportedly “pumped it” and pointed it at the driver. The taxi driver drove away and called 911. He was uninjured.

Upon officer arrival, a perimeter was established around the residence. Contact was made with the residents via telephone and Grasso and Marcos exited the residence under police direction without incident. A check of the interior of the residence produced three rifles and one shotgun. Grasso and Marcos were arrested and transported to police headquarters. They were both charged with menacing 2nd (misdemeanor) and issued appearance tickets returnable to Clarkstown Justice Court on March 6, 2013.