Horsham council is partnering with police, as it investigates claims a man impersonated one of its own officers.
On Wednesday, in a statement, the council said they had seen a woman detail her experience of the incident on social media.
"(It was) an encounter with a man on Kalkee Road who claimed to have authority to take the woman's dog because he was 'from the Council'," the statement read.
"The bogus officer, wearing sunglasses and orange workwear, fled in a dark grey Holden Colorado when the woman threatened to contact police."
Chief Executive Officer Sunil Bhalla said Local Laws Officers would never behave in such a manner.
"Council's Local Laws Officers will always be in uniform and carry identification which community members should request to see if they are concerned," Mr Bhalla said.
"If this occurs again then people should call the police immediately."
Horsham Detective Senior Constable David Richardson confirmed police were looking into the incident as well.
More to come.
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