Max accidentally hit the gear stick into reverse, locking the owner out of the car and causing the vehicle to circle the cul-de-sac for nearly an hour.
A dog went on an hour-long joyride — and it was captured on video"I laughed. I thought they should give that dog a license to drive," said resident Anna Sabol to NBC affiliate WPTV. "He was a better driver than a lot of them I've seen."Sabol became aware of the situation when several police officers arrived on the scene just after 8 a.m.
Police first tried to use a spare key fob to unlock the car door, only to find that the battery had died. Eventually, police gained access to the vehicle by inputting an entry code onto a keypad located on the driver's side door.
"I saw the dog jump out of the car, wagging his tail," Sabol said. "I was like, 'OK, good driving!'"
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She added, "He went around for about an hour without hitting anything at all."
That is, until the vehicle struck a mailbox and trash can, causing the car itself to sustain minor damage. But no injuries were reported.
"Max was fine, healthy, and happy!" confirmed the press release.