A dog owner allegedly threatened to bash people’s heads in when confronted about his pet locked in a hot car.
Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, said police were called to a Richmond St address at 2.30pm yesterday.
Workers at a nearby premises were concerned about a dog that was locked inside a vehicle.
The owner of the dog returned, and upon hearing the concerns of the workers, threatened to "bash the workers’ heads in", Snr Sgt Bond said.
Inquiries were still ongoing to speak to the occupant of the vehicle and police had identified the registration number, he said.