The Brooklyn bodybuilder who allegedly shot his parents at their sprawling $3.2 million Long Island estate appears stony-faced in his mugshot released by police.
Dino Tomassetti, 29, a personal trainer in East Williamsburg, is accused of shooting his father in the back and mother in the head at their tony Hewlett Harbor home on Saturday morning, according to Nassau County cops.
Tomassetti fled to New Jersey in a Cadillac Escalade, which State Police tracked via GPS and contacted the Mahwah Police Department for assistance when he reached that area, sources told the Daily Voice.
The 235-pound suspect was collared without incident just after 2 p.m. Sunday and charged as a fugitive from justice. He remains held at the Bergen County Jail pending an extradition hearing, according to the outlet.
His parents — Rocco Tomassetti, 65, and Vincenza Marsicano-Tomassetti, 64 — underwent surgery for their wounds, the Jersey news outlet reported. The father is reportedly in the most serious condition.
Dino says on Instagram that he is a personal trainer at Retro Fitness locations in Forest Hills and Glendale, Queens. He boasts of personal records of 725 pounds in the deadlift, 625 pounds in the squat and 550 pounds in the bench press.
His family’s construction empire shaped the Big Apple’s skyline, according to the Daily Voice. Rocco Tomassetti’s Empire Transit Mix company reportedly provided the concrete for the Freedom Tower.
The pumped-up suspect’s late grandfather — Italian immigrant Dino Tomassetti Sr. — owned construction chain Laquila Group, whose projects included Goldman Sachs’ headquarters near Ground Zero and the Bank of America headquarters, the outlet said.
He also had been linked by the feds to organized crime, according to a 2006 report in The New York Times.
The then-79-year-old Tomassetti Sr. was under indictment for allegedly making thousands of dollars in illegal payoffs to union officials over a decade, according to the newspaper. He had denied the charges.
And in 1997, Rocco Tomassetti and his father were arrested for allegedly operating an illegal waste transfer station near the company’s headquarters in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, The Times reported.
Laquila also failed to disclose a 1987 racketeering indictment for bribing local officials to allow it to dump construction waste illegally in New Jersey, according to the outlet.
The scheme was allegedly organized by a member of the Gambino crime organization.
The charges against Laquila were ultimately dropped as part of a $25,000 civil settlement, The Times reported.