The York Daily Record reports that police in York, Pennsylvania, received a call on March 26, 2013, about a dog, whose name has not been released, that was left unattended in a car and managed to get the vehicle into drive. Police are speculating that it was an accident, but have not ruled out the possibility that this was a failed attempt on the dog’s part to take the car out for a joyride.
By the time police arrived they found that the car had hit a pedestrian, who had tried to interpose himself between a parked SUV and the oncoming car and its fuzzy driver. The pedestrian was unsuccessful, got pinched between the vehicles and somehow struck in the head. He fell and was found unconscious. The pedestrian, who was dazed, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his minor injuries.
The dog was unharmed, but since the owner was not there to “catch him in the act” and scold him for being bad, it is not known if he will try his hand at the wheel in the future.