About the same time, Fulton County Animal Control received a call from someone complaining about an aggressive dog in that area, but authorities believe that call was an attempt to mislead investigators.
“It’s obvious he had the dog in his possession and was mistreating it,” Ross told Channel 2.
No description of the man was provided.
Police and animal control are working to track down the source of the phone call. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 678-297-6300 or animal control at 404-613-0358.
Clarification: An earlier version of this story said the employee found the man and dog behind Atlantic Seafood. However, the restaurant's general manager said it happened behind the restaurant next door.
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