Shopper fuming as owner of dog left in hot BMW rants ‘mind your own business’

Joanna Marshall (right) was told to mind her own business by the BMW owner
Joanna Marshall (right) was told to mind her own business by the BMW owner (Picture: SWNS)
Concerned shoppers trying to help a dog trapped inside a parked BMW were told to ‘f*** off’ and ‘mind their own business’ when the owner returned from shopping at Tesco. Temperatures peaked at 21°C on Tuesday when the Jack Russell was spotted showing ‘visible signs of distress’. Worried witnesses were reportedly about to smash the car’s windows when the driver returned from the Tesco in Honiton, Devon. The alarm was originally raised by Joanna Marshall, who told Devon Live the Jack Russell had been left in the car for at least 25 minutes.

After spotting the animal she went into Tesco to alert staff who made ‘multiple announcements’ as concern for the dog’s wellbeing grew.

Joanna, herself a pet owner, said: ‘The poor little dog was panting and lying down by now. We were about to put the windows through when I ran in and bought a bottle of water for him.
Joanna Marshall and her dog Broxi. See SWNS story SWPLhot - Owner of dog left in hot BMW launches foul mouth rant at concerned shopper - telling her to 'f**k off and mind your own business'. The owner of a dog left suffering in a BMW in hot weather launched a foul mouth rant at a concerned shopper - telling her to 'f**k off and mind your own business'. Joanna Marshall was shopping at a busy Tesco store when she found a Jack Russell boiling inside a swelteringly hot car. She couldn't find the owner so asked staff at the supermarket in Honiton, Devon, to put out a tannoy announcement. And after three messages went ignored, Joanna says she was getting ready to smash the window when the owner finally arrived - and launched a expletive-ridden tirade at her for getting involved. She claims he told her to "f**k off" and shook the poorly pooch in front of her while aggressively shouting "does that look like a mistreated dog to you, bitch." The incident happened on Tuesday, June 25, as temperatures edged over 20C, combined with humid conditions.
Joanna Marshall – pictured with her own dog Broxi – spotted another dog trapped inside the BMW (Picture: SWNS)
BMW driver left dog in hot car then ranted at people who went to help. Pictured: Teso in Honiton
The driver left the dog in the hot car then ranted at people who went to help (Picture: Google)

‘I came out to the owners back with their shopping. The wife was polite and said sorry.

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‘The husband told me to f*** off and mind my own business.’

According to Joanna the dog owner then grabbed the animal and shook it before he said ‘does that look like a mistreated dog to you, b****?’

She added: ‘I told him to give the dog some water and got told to ‘f*** off’ again.

‘He also said it was overcast and not even sunny so I said about the heat and how would he like the windows up.’

She said the owner was ‘totally ignorant’ of the dangers of leaving an animal in a car with the windows shut and thanked staff for their help.

A spokesman for Tesco said: ‘Colleagues at our Honiton store were alerted by a customer to a dog locked in a vehicle within our car park.

‘The dog was showing signs of distress and colleagues put out multiple in-store announcements to ask the owners to return to their vehicle, after which the owners returned to their car.’