Wednesday 18 October 2017

Man accused of breaking into home and painting dog purple

Felix Reagan is accused of painting a dog purple Credit: Dukes County Sheriff's Office
Felix Reagan is accused of painting a dog purple Credit: Dukes County Sheriff's Office

Mark Molloy

A man has been accused of breaking into a Massachusetts home and painting a dog purple before making a getaway in a stolen car.

Felix Reagan forced opened a ground level window in the Martha's Vineyard property and then painted the victim’s dog with purple paint, police say.

Officers responded to a report of a crashed stolen vehicle with the suspect fleeing from the scene on foot, according to Oak Bluffs Police Department.

Approximately 5-10 minutes later, officers were dispatched to a residence after a report of a breaking and entering, the department added.

“Items were reported stolen and the victim’s dog had been painted with purple paint,” Oak Bluffs Police Department said in a statement.

“A search of Reagan’s person revealed prescription pills, a driver’s license and credit cards that were stolen from the victim of the break-in.

“Reagan also had purple paint on his pants which was consistent with the paint that was found on the dog from the Pinewood Lane break-in.”

The statement added: “While in the police cruiser Reagan attempted to kick out the windows and kicked an Oak Bluffs Officer on two occasions.”

Reagan has been charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, cruelty to animals, larceny of a motor vehicle and related crimes.

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