Florida detectives have nabbed a 19-year-old illegal immigrant who they say is responsible for a recent car theft that caused the death of a disabled dog.

Jephthe Jean Francois, of Sunrise, Fla., was arrested Wednesday on charges including causing suffering and death to an animal, according to reports.

“He stole the vehicle, he discarded the vehicle, leaving this dog stranded to its own devices locked in the car,” prosecutor Eric Linder said in court Thursday, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “When the car was later found, the dog was found unfortunately deceased, and what I can only imagine greatly suffered.”