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She’s still a little too young to get her driver’s license, but that didn’t stop 5-month old German Shepherd, Rosie, from taking her dad’s Dodge Neon for a spin – and parking it in the middle of a Massachusetts pond!
“Rosie got her leash entangled in the shifter,” Rob Quirk of the Canton Police Department explained. “While trying to break free the puppy fell onto the driver’s side floor and hit the accelerator sending the vehicle into the pond.”
Rosie and her owner were both in the vehicle as it floated about 30 yards offshore and began to sink.
Witnesses rushed to the car to rescue Rosie and her dad, who are both just fine, if not a bit shaken.
“While this story has a happy ending,” said a Canton police press release, “we would encourage drivers to keep their pets safely secured in the rear of their vehicle where they cannot interfere with operation.”