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Sep 23, 2012 12:33 PM by Lacey Steele

Massachusetts landscaper in court for allegedly poisoning dogs

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (AP) - A landscaper is set to appear in court on charges he tried to poison dogs in Charlestown with hot dogs soaked in antifreeze.

Fifty-three-year-old Kenneth Hyland of Everett is to be arraigned Monday in Charlestown District Court on dog poisoning charges.

Hyland was arrested Friday after a dog owner said he saw Hyland spreading hot dogs outside a Medford Street building while holding a bucket that appeared to contain antifreeze.

One dog owner said his pet became violently ill about six months ago after eating pieces of hot dog left in the same area.

Some neighbors believe Hyland was retaliating against dog owners who didn't clean up after their pets.

Hyland couldn't be reached Sunday.

There's no phone listing for him and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.

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