Mass. landscaper denies trying to poison dogs

Monday September 24, 2012

BOSTON (AP) - A landscaper has been held on $5,000 bail for allegedly trying to poison dogs with antifreeze-soaked hot dogs he left on a Boston lawn he had just cut.

Kenneth Hyland of Everett also had his bail revoked in two unrelated cases at his arraignment Monday in Charlestown District Court.

The 53-year-old Hyland was arrested Friday after a dog owner said he saw Hyland spreading hot dogs around the lawn while holding a bucket that appeared to contain antifreeze.

Local dog owners say he was retaliating because some dogs had been leaving their waste on the lawn.

Prosecutors say he admitted to trying to poison dogs.

Hyland's lawyer says his client "vehemently denies" the charges and there is no evidence that any dogs became sick because of the tainted hot dogs.


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