Police were called to a hairdressing salon in Montrose after a man threatened staff over a window display that included a fox fur.
Staff at 3sixty were warned they had 24 hours to remove the fur.
The shop changes its window display every month and decided on a Burns theme for January. The mannequin in the window had a tartan bodice and a skirt made out of wigs as well as the fur, which belonged to a member of staff’s great grandmother.
Owner Dawn Kerr was in the Murray Street salon when the man made his first visit a couple of weeks ago.
“He asked me to take the fur out of the window. He said it was upsetting everybody in Montrose and that it was really offensive.”
That evening Dawn contacted the police to check she was not committing an offence by displaying the 100-year-old fur.
“They said no, it’s your shop and it’s not against the law to show that,” Dawn said.
However, the man returned last Wednesday and demanded that the fur be removed.
“At around 4pm he stood outside the shop shaking his head and making his presence known,” said Dawn.
“When I left at the back of five he came in to see my colleague.
“He pointed his finger and said you’ve got 24 hours to take it out.
“When I was contacted by my colleague I was totally spooked.
“I don’t want anything happening to the girls who work there, to me or the shop.
“I didn’t want them to be on their own and have to deal with this big fellow.
“I don’t believe in fox hunting but because it was an old piece I thought it would be all right.
“But I don’t want any trouble so I’ve taken it out of the window.”
Dawn, 43, said until the complaint she had received only positive comments about the shop’s window displays.
The man is described as being in his fifties, 6ft and of medium build.
He has dark hair and was wearing a dark tammy and thick-set glasses and was carrying a black rucksack.
A police spokesman said: “Local inquiries are being made and appropriate advice was given.”