But an anonymous caller phoned police after seeing Dorothy walking her pet.
Police didn't file charges, but DCFS did investigate if Widen was neglectful after a neighbor called them, WBBM reported.
"Apparently whoever called the police didn't think the police were a good enough judge of what was OK and not OK. Then they called DCFS. The police did not call DCFS," Widen told WBBM.
The investigation was resolved in less than two weeks, but not before Widen hired an attorney, WBBM reported.