A man in California was arrested after calling authorities to report a missing pet, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The unidentified man was in the neighborhood when he called the 911 dispatch center on Thursday, saying he was in danger and needed help, the paper reported.
The man was later identified as Jordan Anderson, 25.
The call came after the man reported a missing dog, the Union-Times reported.
Anderson told the dispatch center that he had lost his dog to a person he believed to be homeless, the newspaper reported.
He was booked into San Diego County Jail and charged with animal cruelty, according the paper.
The station said he was released on $500 bail.
The San Diego Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.