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

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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.

Car circles the cul-de-sac with 'MAX' locked inside

On November 21, 2019 at around 8:07 am, officers went to the 2600 block of SW Edith Court, Port St. Lucie, FL for reports of a dog locked inside of a car (2003 Silver Mercury Sable) circling the cul-da-sac while in the reverse gear.While on scene, police learned the owner of the car made a wrong turn onto SE Edith Court, therefore he (owner) stopped his car, stepped out and while doing so, he shut the door leaving the dog inside. The dog named MAX accidently hit the shifter into reverse causing the car to circle the cul-de-sac, leaving the owner locked out of the car. As the car circled the cul-de-sac, it struck and damaged a mailbox. The owner provided police with an extra car fob, however it was inoperable due to a dead battery, so police gained access by approaching the car and entering the code on the key pad located on the driver side door. No injuries were reported, and the car sustained minor damage. MAX was fine, healthy and happy!

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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