2 Lenoir County teens accused of killing pets, burning car

Jordan Alexis Ruiz (Credit: Lenoir County Sheriff's Office via WITN)

Authorities have accused two North Carolina teenagers of breaking into a home on Super Bowl Sunday, killing two pets and setting a vehicle on fire.

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office says it charged 18-year-old Jordan Alexis Ruiz and a 17-year-old girl with multiple counts of a number of charges, including felony cruelty to animals.

Homeowner Mack Price told WITN-TV in Greenville that the teenagers killed his daughter's two parakeets and smeared blood all over the kitchen cabinets. Price said lighter fluid was also poured throughout the house.

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Deputies said the two teens were arrested after they spoke with witnesses and had located property stolen from the home.

Ruiz and the other teenager are each jailed on a $50,000 bond. It's not known if they have attorneys.

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