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Person set a 2004 Buick ablaze in front of a home on 109th Avenue.
By Forum Staff
A 29-year-old Queens man who set nine vehicles on fire in his South Ozone Park neighborhood has plead guilty to third-degree arson.
On three separate occasions in December 2017 and February 2018 Evan Person, 29, of Linden Boulevard, “has now admitted to committing these reckless acts of arson,” according to DA Brown.
The DA went on to note that Person damaged thevehicles and knowingly endangered the lives of his neighbors as well as firefighters responding to the blazes.
Queens Supreme Court Judge John Zoll, said that the defendant will face between four and eight years in prison when he is sentenced on December 13, 2018.
Firefighters responded to calls for fires set to vehicles at different locations in the vicinity of 116thAvenue in December of 2017. A total of five car fires were extinguished at on December 15th.
Then on February 6, 2018, Person set fire to three more vehicles in and around 124th Street. The defendant struck yet again on February 16, 2018 – just ten days after this second fire-spree – sending firefighters scrambling to respond to yet another call of a burning vehicle in front of a home located at 124-03 109 Avenue, also in South Ozone Park, Queens. The vehicle which was burned beyond initial recognition was later identified as a 2004 Buick.