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Long Island Mechanic Accused Of Damaging Car, Charging Fee To Repair It

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Thomas Cirino (credit: DCPI)

Thomas Cirino (credit: DCPI)

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBS 2) — A Bellmore man was arrested for tampering with a car to make it unable to start, then offering to repair the vehicle for a fee.

Police said neighborhood mechanic Thomas M. Cirino, 56, of 1390 Dewey Avenue was arrested at his home Tuesday at 10 p.m. and charged with fourth degree criminal mischief.

Cirino also had a warrant in Hempstead Village for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle from February 14, 2008.

He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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