That video comes from his own cruiser’s dash camera. Detectives began an investigation after family members of John Scalesse of Orange came forward.
They were looking for property—including jewelry, nearly four grand in cash and clothing—after Scalesse was killed in a crash on the Merritt Parkway.
Newly released documents allege Huntsman was the first officer to respond to the scene Chrome Hearts Jewelry Sale and snatched the more than $5000 chain from a pool of blood around Scalesse. Huntsman repeatedly told the victim’s father he didn’t see the jewelry or cash.
“Yeah it’s something we’re not probably not used to seeing,” said Howard Schachter. He lives across the street from Scalesse’s former home in Orange. “We’re a pretty upstanding community and we really respect the police officers in town.”
The affidavit shows Huntsman was caught on his cruiser’s camera being handed bills by an emergency responder that was treating Scalesse.
Huntsman says “I’ll take it as evidence.” State police say they later found all 37 hundred dollars in Huntsman’s cruiser.