Updated: July 3, 2011 12:48PM
A west suburban man who called police to report an unleashed dog at a park Tuesday was later arrested for allegedly pouring gasoline on the animal and threatening to set it on fire, police said.
Riverside police said the department got a call about an unleashed dog at Harrington Park. But before they got to the park, the man who place the call had allegedly poured gas on the dog. He then threatened to pour gasoline on the dog’s owner and light them both fire, police said.
Officers then arrested 53-year-old Daniel Maskill of Riverside, and charged him with animal cruelty and assault, police said.
The dog’s owner, 56- year-old Frank Perlongo of Lyons, was cited for not having the animal on a leash.