Queensland police are known to get a bit of a shock when they receive a call about a strange dog in the area.
The ABC’s Nick O’Brien is reporting on the incident, where a man in his 50s received a call from a neighbour who said his pet was barking in the middle of the night.
“The dog was a very strange-looking thing,” the caller said.
“He was very skinny and his coat was black, and he was about six or seven years old.”
The caller then went on to describe how the dog was running around the streets, and how it was “wearing a very big suit and tie” when he called police.
“His coat was very long, it had a little bit of hair on it,” the neighbour said.
Police confirmed to the ABC that they had received a report about a dog running around Brisbane’s streets at around 7:15pm on Sunday.
“Officers from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and were able to speak to the dog,” a statement from Queensland Police said.
The dog has since been released and the man who made the call has been interviewed by officers.
The Queensland Fire Service said they were able, in part, to find a “lifestyle dog” on Facebook.
“Police would like to remind anyone who is concerned about their pet that Queensland police do not have the power to take them away, and if they do, they should contact the police,” it said.