Judy Lewis reported to Tullahoma Police Officer Justin Bryant that a man stopped at her residence Sunday night around 7:39 p.m. to tell her that he was an officer looking for a red German Shepherd that had attacked a little girl. When Lewis told him that he could not enter her residence, he forced his way in and began to look around inside her house, supposedly for the German Shepherd.
Lewis told the officer that the man was wearing a green uniform and a cap that had the words “Game Warden” on it along with the Tennessee State Seal. He also had handcuffs and mace and perhaps a gun, according to the police report. The report states that the man told Lewis that his badge number is 941 and that his name was Officer Spencer.
Teresa Holt, Tullahoma Animal Control supervisor, issued a statement on Facebook that her officers wear a navy shirt and carry a badge with the number 550 on it. “They are also in a white city of Tullahoma vehicle most likely in the animal control truck,” Holt posted.
She also stated that animal control officers are not allowed to enter any premise without a search or seizure warrant. Holt urged people to be cautious, and if they have a question about an Animal Control Officer to contact the Coffee County Communication Center at 455-3411.