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Dog Puts Idle Truck Into Gear, Sends It Into Lake

The Yorkshire terrier managed to bump the Chevrolet Silverado into gear, causing it to roll about 75 feet into the lake

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    Ellsworth Police Department
    In the caption for this Sept. 26, 2015 photo, the Ellsworth, Maine, Police Department thanked a local and a local towing company for their help retrieving some submerged property after "a dog took a truck for a wild ride."

    Police say a dog had to be rescued after it drove a pickup truck into a lake in Maine.

    Ellsworth Police say a man was walking the dog near Branch Lake on Saturday afternoon in Ellsworth. He put the dog into the truck after an encounter with another dog.

    While the Brewer man spoke to the other dog's owner, the Yorkshire terrier managed to bump the Chevrolet Silverado into gear, causing it to roll about 75 feet into the lake, and bounce off a rock before sinking in roughly 10 feet of water.

    Police say a family friend immediately swam into the lake and saved the trapped dog. A towing company was called in to remove the truck, which is considered a total loss. No humans or dogs were injured.

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