(01/08/14) - The interim chief of Genesee County Animal Control has been receiving death threats over the phone.
The county says Stephani Lazar began getting the threatening calls following a contentious public comment session on Dec. 11.
Several days later, police received a report that there was a break-in at the animal shelter.
Genesee County Commissioner Pegge Adams says steps are being taken to improve security.
"It was simply one call and we have put measures in place to ensure if that occurs again we will trace that call and there will be consequences for anybody making those sorts of threats," she said.
Lazar took over as interim chief, after Walt Rodabaugh resigned.
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