A Wyoming law enforcement office is reporting that a dog left in a hot vehicle led to the discovery that the vehicle was “hot” in another way.

The Rawlins Police Department says that one person is in custody after reports of an animal in danger from a local witness

On August 13, 2020 Rawlins PD says a retired Carbon County law enforcement officer called the Rawlins Police Department to report a dog left alone in a hot car.

“It was determined by the RPD emergency communications center that the car may be stolen from a neighboring state,” Rawlins police said on social media, Thursday. “RPD officers, Rawlins animal control, and troopers from the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to downtown Rawlins and were able to peacefully apprehend a suspect.”

The dog was said to be safely escorted by animal control to the Rochelle Animal Shelter.

The case is still under investigation at this time.