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Dog locks owner out of car and rides in reverse circles for an hour

The owner stepped out of the car after making a wrong turn in Florida – then his pet stuck it in reverse.

(Port St Lucie Police Department/PA)
(Port St Lucie Police Department/PA)

By Megan Baynes, PA

A dog who got locked inside his owner’s car stuck it in reverse and rode in circles for an hour.

Police in Port St Lucie, Florida, said the owner stepped out of the car after making a wrong turn on to Edith Court.

Max, a black labrador, then accidentally put the car in reverse, causing it to circle the cul-de-sac for an hour, hitting a postbox and taking out a rubbish bin.

On November 21, 2019 at around 8:07 am, officers went to the 2600 block of SW Edith Court, Port St. Lucie, FL for...

Posted by Port St. Lucie Police Department on Friday, November 22, 2019

The owner handed police an extra car fob, but it did not work due to a dead battery, so officers opened the car by entering a code on a keypad on the driver’s side door.

Neighbour Anne Sabol said Max was in high spirits after being rescued, adding he “jumped out of the car, wagging his tail”.

Port St Lucie Police said: “No injuries were reported, and the car sustained minor damage. Max was fine, healthy and happy!”

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