COLEMAN, Texas - A dog at the City of Coleman Animal Shelter was on the verge of being freed early Monday.
Problem was, the man who tried to help the animal make the great escape – 56-year-old Justin N. Bain of Coleman – was arrested.
Bain was taken into custody after a Coleman police officer on patrol allegedly spotted Bain’s vehicle – about 12:30 a.m. Monday – parked at the city’s animal shelter near Guadalupe and East Mesquite streets.
“As the officer got closer he saw Bain climbing over a secured fence and then observed him walking back to his car where a dog was running around,” a Coleman Police Department Facebook posting said.
“When the officer questioned Bain about what he was doing, Bain admitted that he had crawled over the fence and got into the animal shelter to get the dog.”
Bain was taken to Coleman City Jail on the state jail felony charge. He later was taken to the county jail. His bond was set at $7,500.
“As always the suspect is innocent until proven guilty,” the Coleman police post said. “The Coleman Police Department would like to remind everyone to contact your local Law Enforcement agency and report any suspicious activity.”
KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.
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