VIDEO: Florida Dog Shifts Car Into Reverse and Drives in Circles for an Hour
A Florida dog briefly left on its own in a car shifted the vehicle into reverse and spent an hour doing donuts in a cul-de-sac on Thursday morning, local news station WPTV reports. Police said the Black Labrador’s owner had stepped out of the car for a moment when the dog somehow put the car into reverse.
The Labrador retriever named Max in Port St. Lucie, Florida, got behind the wheel of a 2003 Mercury Sable and spent the next hour or so driving in reverse around a cul-de-sac until police arrived.
Neighbors watching the incident said the dog went around and around in a perfect circle, until it hit a mailbox, a trash can, and took out some bricks in front of a house. Police were able to halt the dog’s joyride by using a password to open the driver’s side door.
Neighbors in a cul-de-sac in Florida watched in awe as a car moved in circles in reverse for approximately an hour. At first it looked like there was no driver in the car, but then when they looked closer, they noticed there was a dog behind the wheel. 🐶 https://t.co/wEpphwwtEB pic.twitter.com/n6GTYqwIQt
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) November 22, 2019
The dog was unharmed, and no one else was injured. Resident Anna Sabol recalled seeing a few police cars respond to the incident. “I laughed. I thought they should give that dog a license to drive,” she said. “He was a better driver than a lot of them I’ve seen.”
When it was all over, Sabol said the dog looked pretty pleased with itself. “He was doing pretty good until he hit the mailbox. He went around for about an hour without hitting anything at all.”