February 25 | 1 Comment
Another story about dog napping or car theft? Not so…
Police said Charles McCowan parked his pickup in front of a mini-mart Wednesday, leaving his 80-pound Boxer named Max in the passenger seat. When he came out, the truck and Max were gone.
McCowan called police, assuming the truck had been stolen. When officers arrived, they found the pickup across the street in a fast-food parking lot but had no idea how it got there.
Never understimate the power of the munchy. If it was me and I had access to a truck with keys in it, I would have cruised over to Sam the Butcher’s place for some freshly cured ham hocks. Looks like Max was a bit hungrier and opted for something quicker at Burger King instead.
In security video shown Thursday on KCAL-TV, the truck can be seen rolling backward out of the store lot and across the street, threading its way through traffic and out of view.
Sounds like Max got the hang of driving pretty quickly. Heck, he even drove it backwards.
I remember operating an automobile my first, and only, time as if it were yesterday. With that experience I realized why people drive 100 feet down the road instead of walking. It’s not just because they’re lazy, they are, but because they have a couple hundred horses under the hood at their beckon call. Granted, when I was driving, my team of horses was lead by Mr. Ed but it was a great feeling nonetheless. Don’t worry, you’ll read all about that adventure in my book.
Both Max and the truck emerged without a scratch.
Without a scratch, a smile on his face and a belly full of USDA Grade ‘C’ hamburger meat.