Jonathan Cavallari spotted something unusual this morning at 4:25 a.m. on his security cameras. A fire was ablaze in Spring Creek Park across from the Belt Parkway. The fire grew bigger and firefighters were called to the scene.
A career criminal John Thomas, turned himself in after being on the lamb for a month. He first caught the attention of Detective Nick Romano and Sergeant Craig Brier for suspicious activity in the parking lot of an auto-supply store in Jamaica Queens. When the law enforcers approached Thomas in an attempt to question him he made a run for it. As Romano and Brier chased Thomas he let off four shots, hitting Brier once in both legs. After the massive manhunt spanning an entire month, the wounded 15-year veteran was relieved when John Thomas decided to turn himself in. This uncharacteristic surrender comes as a welcome surprise to everyone, especially Brier’s mother who said she got goose bumps when she heard the news. Now, Thomas faces charges of attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and assault.