The dog was in the driver's seat, after putting the auto in reverse, doing donuts for about an hour, according to a neighbor. Eventually, she spotted the dog and watched this weird incident unfold before her eyes. Instead, the only occupant was a large dog which was taking a joyride in reverse.
No one was hurt, and the silver 2003 Mercury Sable sustained only minor damage, the Port S. Lucie Police Department said.
Somehow, the dog managed to knock the vehicle into reverse and it backed out of his driveway and into the street. The black labrador, who was the only one in the grey sedan at the time, was captured on video in the front seat of the running auto.
Dogs love a auto ride, but one Florida pooch took it to another level.
Although the owner had handed officers an extra auto fob, it didn't work due to a dead battery. As a result, police chose to use the Sable's door-mounted key pad to unlock it.
Neighbors were baffled Thursday when a Florida dog leapt from behind the wheel of a vehicle that had been driving in circles for almost an hour, media outlets report. The dog - named Max - accidentally hit the shifter into reverse causing the auto to circle the cul-de-sac, leaving the owner locked out of the vehicle. One neighbor, Anne Sabol, said she watched as the auto took out a mailbox and a trash can.
Police were finally able to get the auto to stop by punching the passcode into the driver's side door.
No one - including the dog - was injured, WPBF reported.
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