Bad dog! Lab crashes semi into tree, car at MN Kwik Trip

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  1. c64basic

    c64basic Medium Load Member

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    Dog-driven semi crosses curb near Mankato Kwik Trip

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    MANKATO — Someone's been teaching Fido the wrong sort of tricks.

    No one knew immediately what went wrong, but customers at the Kwik Trip along Highway 169 were treated to a curious sight Friday afternoon: a dog appearing to drive a semi-truck across North River Drive toward the gas station.

    Mankato police confirmed an idling semi-truck was apparently put in gear before 2 p.m. Friday, where it traveled through the Wilson Trailer Sales parking lot, across the street, and over a curb.

    A passerby hopped into the truck to stop it, where he discovered a dog sitting in the driver's seat.

    David Stegora was at the gas station when he heard the truck smash into a tree, then crash into a parked car near Kwik Trip's gas pumps.

    "I heard the tree snap and I thought somebody decided to turn around, but then it just kept going forward," he said.

    Stegora didn't understand how the truck was moving by itself, as he couldn't see the driver. That changed once the dog climbed up near the driver's side window.

    Police Cmdr. Dan Schisel said the State Patrol took an accident report and the truck was taken off the road.

    It's unclear whether the truck's owner, or the dog, will be in the doghouse over the incident.

    “All I know is it was a Labrador,” Schisel said.
     
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  3. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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    Ban dogs from semi trucks. Ban all pets. Unbelievable.
     
  4. Cottonmouth85

    Cottonmouth85 Bad Influence

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    That's awesome! Haha

    Bad dog
     
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  5. OldHasBeen

    OldHasBeen Road Train Member

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    Bad dog driver!

    Yet I suppose the regular driver was not a good driver either.
     
  6. santanzchild

    santanzchild Light Load Member

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    I dont think hes getting his $500 pet deposit back...
     
  7. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    Should have let the cat drive.

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    How does a dog put the truck in gear and release the brake?
     
  8. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    The driver shortage is getting SERIOUS. Now immigrants from Labrador, what next? French Poodles!!!???

    A Lab is heavy enough to stand on the air brake to disengage it, maybe bumped against the gear shift with enough force to jam it into 1st (not like I don't jam it into 1st without the clutch fully engaged a time or two).
     
  9. c64basic

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    "Uh oh... this is WAY worse than the time I pooped on the carpet..."
     
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