The handgun used was unregistered, and if it’s loaded and in the home with the homeowner present it’s a lower-level felony, McNamara said.
Stolarcyzk told authorities the gun was his father’s, and when his father died he forgot to register it, the DA said.
I'm from there and I don't have any desire to return.And people find it odd when I tell them I refuse to visit liberal cesspools like NY.
Defending himself and he gets charges because he refused to be a victim.
I wouldn't even venture to Kalifornia if it wasnt for family.
At first, the 64-year-old Oneida County man remained quiet to see if they would go away, said his lawyer, Mark Wolber. But then the homeowner heard them climbing up the stairs from the garage to his kitchen, the lawyer said.
Stolarczyk went around the door to the garage and yelled at them to stop, but one of the two - he thinks the female - kept coming at him, Wolber said.
"He said he was scared to death and thought he was going to die,'' Wolber said. “Yesterday he was minding his own business in his kitchen, and today he’s in jail.”
Stolarczyk had a cell phone that had no regular service but was able to call 911, his lawyer said. He then went down to the driveway, Wolber said.
Stolarczyk lived in the home with his parents, but they have both died, Wolber said. His dad owned the handgun, and Stolarczyk said he recently discovered it in the home and never registered it himself, he said.
In court in Utica, Stolarczyk was arraigned and his bail was set at $15,000, but he doesn’t have the money, Wolber said.
Since his home is still cordoned off as a crime scene with technicians gathering evidence, he told Wolber he had nowhere to go and might as well remain in jail for now, Wolber said.
Officer, I wrestled the gun from the woman and defended my life.