Kicker: Max’s excellent adventure

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Dog lovers understand how things can go awry sometimes. And usually it’s not the dog’s fault. 

Take Max, a black lab in Florida. In late November his owner got out of his Mercury with the engine running and shut the door with Max left inside. 

Then Max accidentally shifted into reverse and that locked the door.  He spent the next several minutes making backward circles in a cul de sac. 

Police arrived to figure out how to get the door open. Meanwhile, a postbox and a trash bin got taken out with Max at the wheel.

Some quick footwork eventually let police enter a code into a keypad on the door and take control of the car.

For all the worry, nobody got hurt, and Max jumped out wagging his tail after his excellent adventure.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/Anne Sabol)

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