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Accused animal hoarder a no-show in court; warrant issued

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Apr 09 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 10 2013 05:49:54 PM CDT

A warrant has been issued for a woman who's wanted on animal cruelty and false imprisonment charges.

READING, Pa. -

A warrant has been issued for a woman who's wanted on animal cruelty and false imprisonment charges.

Mary Lou Petrucci did not show up for a scheduled court appearance Tuesday, officials said.

Petrucci held a 72-year-old man captive inside her home on Mineral Spring Road in Reading last year, authorities said.

Petrucci also stands accused of hoarding dozens of animals in the home.