Ruh-Roh! Dog Drives Off in Mobile Home
The 2-year-old German koolie hopped into the passenger seat recently and took the massive vehicle for a ride – while his owner wasn't looking!
"I thought, 'What the ... '!" Phil Newton, a sales assistant who spotted the dog with his paws on the steering wheel, told Australia's Northern Territory News.
Newton was able to stop the runaway vehicle by leaping into an open window and pulling up the hand brake. McCormack, who had been parked on a small hill and was away for just a few minutes, says the dog must have learned how to undo the brake by watching him.
"The hand brake is on the dashboard and he's seen me release it many times," he said. "He was just copying me."
Thankfully, no one was hurt and McCormack can laugh about the incident now – especially since he has canine-proofed the hand brake to prevent it from happening again.
"He's still," McCormack says, "my best mate."
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