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Glen Carbon man, trying to avoid fine, breaks into dog pound

By AP/KWMU

Edwardsville, Ill. – Authorities in Madison County have charged a man with burglary after he broke into a pound to get his dog back.

Thomas Carroll's dog was found running around loose recently and captured. But instead of paying the $125 fine to get the pooch back, Carroll, 20, stands accused of breaking into the county dog pound and freed his and three other dogs. Police think the other three rescues were meant to be a distraction.

Carroll's dog Titus is a Weimaraner. He faces two felony counts of burglary and is jailed on $50,000 bail.

The Animal Control Department is in the process of recapturing his dog.

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