Former Domino's employee accused of arson

Jamal Thomas is accused of arson of pizza stores in the Bronx.

September 13, 2010 3:17:38 PM PDT
Fire officials have arrested a former Domino's employee and charged him for starting two fires at Domino's Pizza locations in the Bronx.

Fire Marshals from the FDNY Bureau of Fire Investigation arrested 24-year-old Jamal Thomas and have charged him with multiple counts of arson, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges.

Thomas, who had been training to be an Assistant Manager at Domino's until he was terminated for violating security protocols, is accused of setting two fires at two separate Domino's locations that caused over a million dollars of damage.

The first fire was reported on Boston Road, in the Bronx on August 22. The second fire was reported on White Plains Road on September 5.

Investigators say after Thomas was fired, he had returned several times to Domino's locations in uniform claiming to be a member of a secret Domino's unit that measured employee satisfaction. At the time of his arrest, Thomas was carrying a loaded .357 stainless steel revolver.

"Arson is a crime that shows complete and total disregard for lives and property," said Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. "I commend our Fire Marshals for removing a very dangerous man from the streets."