Two teenage girls are facing serious charges after they allegedly broke into a classmate’s house and carried out wicked acts of cruelty.
The teens, Hallie Lauren Pate, 17, and Jordan Alexis Ruiz, 18, broke into the home of a girl they went to school with in North Carolina, it is claimed.
Once they were inside, they allegedly killed the girl’s pet birds smearing blood on the furniture, before setting the family’s car ablaze as they left.
The pair were arrested on Thursday on a dozen charges including breaking and entering, larceny and cruelty to animals.
Hallie Lauren Pate, 17, left, and Jordan Alexis Ruiz, 18, right, allegedly broke into a home in North Carolina where they then killed the family’s pets inside before setting the car ablaze as they left
The pair have been close friends for years as photos on their social media profiles clearly show
Pate had tweeted in October that she was petty and childish in the past
Homeowner Mack Price told WITN-TV in Greenville that the pair killed his daughter’s two parakeets and then deliberately sprayed the birds’ blood all over the kitchen cabinets.
Price said lighter fluid was also poured throughout the house.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said the teens broke into the home February 4 and stole property.
The duo also allegedly took a number of items from the car before they decided to set the vehicle on fire.
Police have suggested that Pate, left, and her accomplice, Ruiz, right, went to school with girl whose pets they killed
The girls were caught they decided to sell some of the stolen items, it is claimed.
Both teens were booked at Lenoir County Sheriff’s Detention Center, where they each are being held on a $50,000 bond.
They also face charges for breaking and entering a motor vehicle, burning personal property, obtaining property by false pretense and injury to personal property.
‘It would be bad enough if they just broke in and attempt to take something but when you break in to a home, kill an animal and then attempt to burn the place, that’s very disturbing,’ Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said.
At this time, Ingram said there is no clear motive. However, he believes Pate and Ruiz go to the same high school as the daughter whose pets were killed.