Pastor Mike Jankowski catches alleged thief Brian Cook inside Lambs Chapel Church in Center Moriches

Pastor Mike Jankowski says he found the suspect

Pastor Mike Jankowski says he found the suspect trashing his office on Thursday. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

CENTER MORICHES - A pastor captured an alleged thief inside his Center Moriches church Thursday.

Pastor Mike Jankowski says he found the suspect trashing his office in the Lambs Chapel Church Thursday. Jankowski says he tackled the suspect and called 911 before praying for the suspect.

"I was just telling him that we loved him and that God loved him and he didn't have to make these choices," said Jankowski.

Setauket resident Brian Cook was arrested and arraigned on a burglary charge. Jankowski believes Cook was under the influence when he found him in his office.

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