Kadyhrob deemed unfit to stand trial

By Katie Zeck

The man who allegedly attempted to lure a Rider student into his car on March 28, 2011, was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial this Tuesday according to the Mercer County Superior Court.

Tony Kadyhrob, 70, of Lawrence Twp., has been depicted by his sister, with whom he resides on the 2000 block on Princeton Ave., and different area doctors as a paranoid schizophrenic.

The Superior Court confirmed that Kadyhrob will be placed in a psychiatric hospital and charges may be resumed if he becomes deemed fit to stand trial.

According to his sister, Kadyhrob has been in and out of mental health institutions since the 1970s and has “good and bad days.” She has previously said that he has stopped taking medication for his mental disorder.

Lawrence Police arrested Kadyhrob on March 29, 2011 on charges of attempting to lure or entice an adult into a motor vehicle with purpose to commit a criminal offense. The day before he grabbed a 19-year-old female student as she was walking towards Z lot and told her to get in his car. The victim yanked her arm away and he pulled it again.

According to the affidavit of probable cause documenting the Rider incident, the victim was able to escape his grasp again and run for help.

Kadyhrob was later banned from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) by campus police after being spotted there on April 1, according to TCNJ’s website. In April 2011, a municipal court judge ordered that Kadyhrob stay away from all schools in the state.

According to the affidavit, Kadyhrob said he “likes girls between 18 and 30 years of age” and that he is “in great shape, wears the sharpest clothes and all the girls want him.” He said he goes to Rider University to “look at the girls with the hopes of meeting a girl for a date.”
Printed in the 12/7/12 edition

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