A 68-year-old Chicago man was ticketed for leaving his dog inside a hot car at the Orland Square Mall.
An animal control officer was called at about noon on Aug. 28 at the mall, 288 Orland Square Dr., for a dog locked in a car with all the windows up, according to an Orland Park police report.
The officer found a gray Chevy Malibu with the dog inside, the report states.
Police spoke with mall security, who said the dog already had been in the car for about 45 minutes, the report states. It took the dog owner another 45 minutes after that to return to the Malibu.
The owner opened the car and police used a temperature gun to determine that the interior temperature was 98 degrees.
Police issued a municipal ticket to the Chicago man for illegally confining the dog inside a car.
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