Hallie Pate, left, Alexis Jordan Ruiz were arrested for breaking into a house and kill the animals inside, the officials said.
(Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office)
Two female teens accused of breaking into a North Carolina home, killing pets and setting a vehicle on fire, police said.
Hallie Pate, 17, of Kinston, and Jordan Ruiz, 18, of Albertson, allegedly broke into the home of a girl they went to school, in Lenoir County on Feb. 4.
Hallie Pate is accused of the killing of pets inside of a home in North Carolina.
Once inside, the teens allegedly killed the girl and her two parakeets for release of the birds’ blood on the furniture, the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said.
The teens also allegedly stole some items from the inside of the house, including an Xbox gaming system, and a medical inhaler. After finding a car parked outside, they set the car ablaze and left, the officials said.
Jordan Ruiz is accused of breaking into the house of a girl she went to school.
The pair were arrested Thursday on a dozen charges, including burglary, larceny and cruelty to animals. They were caught after allegedly trying to sell stolen items.
Owner: Mack Price told WITN the teenagers poured lighter fluid throughout the house.
“It would be bad enough if they just broke in and attempt to record something, but if you break into a house, killing an animal and then try to burn in the place, which is very, very disturbing,” Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said, according to the Daily Mail.
Hailey Davis, who as a Pate’s sister on Facebook, said in a post that her sister was “forced to do so, not because she wanted to.”
Social media posts showed the teenagers had been friends for many years.
Both teens were booked in Lenoir County Sheriff’s Detention center, where they each are being held on a $50,000 bond.
Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang