Police: ‘Reckless driver’ in Walmart car accident turned out to be a dog

Dog reportedly ‘bounced around the cab’ before setting it in drive.

Updated: December 3, 2022 - 5:42pm

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Police in Texas this week revealed that a "reckless" driver behind the wheel of a vehicle involved in a parking lot accident turned out to be a dog.

The Kilgore Police Department said in a jocular Facebook post that they "apprehended a reckless driver today after he ran into two cars in the parking lot of Walmart." 

"One of the victims saw the suspect barrelling down on him but couldn't get out of the way. He was shocked to see the driver was a dog!" the police department wrote.

Police determined that the dog "was sitting in the unoccupied vehicle waiting on his humans while they shopped. He apparently got a little antsy and bounced around the cab setting this truck in motion. The steering column had some prior damage and this pooch must have placed the vehicle in drive." 

"He was also wearing a [leash] and it's believed he got that caught on the emergency brake and released it," the post adds.

No injuries were reported in the incident. 

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