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Man Arrested After Breaking Into House and Painting Dog Purple, Police Say

Felix Reagan in a booking photo provided by the Dukes County Sheriff's Office.
Oak Bluffs Police Dept/Dukes County Sheriff's Office Felix Reagan in an undated booking photo provided by the Dukes County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect faces several charges, including cruelty to animals

A man was arrested for allegedly breaking into a home on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts and painting the resident’s dog purple before fleeing the scene with a stolen vehicle, police said Sunday.

Felix Reagan faces multiple charges, including breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, cruelty to animals and larceny of a motor vehicle, according to the Oak Bluffs Police Department.

Reagan on Saturday allegedly forced a first-floor window open, stole some items from the house and painted the animal. Police say he also stole a vehicle and crashed it before fleeing on foot. Authorities say they found him with purple paint on his pants.

It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer, the Associated Press reported.

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