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Police sergeant rescues dog locked in hot car

Clearwater beach, Florida - A police sergeant rescued a dog left in a locked car parked near Pier 60 while the owner was drinking, police said.

Sgt. Joel Morley was working an off-duty job at the pier when he was flagged down and told about a dog in a car parked in the lot. The car was locked and the windows were rolled up.

Sgt. Morley waited for a while, hoping the owner would show up, but when he saw the dog appeared to be in distress, he broke a window and got the dog out.

Police said the owner, Melody E. Dyer, 20, of Chattanooga, TN, returned to the car an hour later.

"She was intoxicated and admitted to leaving the dog in the vehicle for approximately two hours while she was hanging out," according to a police alert. She was arrested for animal cruelty.

The dog, a Pitt-bull terrier mix named "Power," was turned over to the SPCA.

 

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