Man accused of breaking into home, painting dog purple

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) " Police say a man broke into a home on Martha's Vineyard and painted the resident's dog purple.

The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/2ctgCMl) that Felix Reagan is 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.

Police responded to an Oak Bluffs neighborhood around 2:30 p.m. Saturday for a report that a man had stolen a vehicle, crashed it and then fled on foot.

Soon after, officers were called to a nearby home where the resident reported someone had forced in a first-floor window, stolen items and painted their dog purple.

Police say officers located Reagan, who had purple paint on his pants.

It's unclear whether Reagan has a lawyer who could comment.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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