Moorhead man sentenced for animal hospital break-in

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Jun 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for breaking into a Moorhead animal hospital to spring his unlicensed dog.

Anthony Wagoner says he didn't have the money to pay $103 in impound fees.

The Forum ( ) reports Wagoner also was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison after pleading guilty to felony possession of a pistol. The sentences will run concurrently.

Wagoner pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary for breaking into the Fargo-Moorhead Animal Hospital on Oct. 11. Hospital staff told police Wagoner had called about the cost of freeing his dog.

Police say Wagoner admitted to the break-in after police found his Labrador retriever, Ace, at his mother's home in Crookston.

He was ordered to pay $233 to the hospital for a broken window.

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