Tuesday, May 12, 2015


There are hot dog eating contests but I've never heard of anyone getting arrested for eating a hot dog, or saving a hot dog, until now!

ATHENS, Ga. — An Athens man who saved a dog from a hot car has been arrested for smashing a window to free the animal.

Multiple news outlets report Michael Hammons was charged with criminal trespassing after freeing a small Pomeranian mix in distress from a hot car outside an Athens store. Witnesses say while a group of shoppers waited for police to arrive to free the dog, the Desert Storm veteran took action and smashed the window.

Deputies say the car’s owner insisted Hammons be arrested.

The woman, who deputies didn’t identify, was cited for leaving the dog in the hot car.
Georgia state law allows an individual to break a window to save a child in distress, but not a pet. Animal advocates say they are working to change the law.

1 comment:

Anonymous 2 said...

Either this post did not go through or Father objected to a vulgar word in it and did not post it. However, in English English (as in Dickens, for example) as opposed perhaps to American English, the word means donkey. And so, again:

In the immortal words popularized by Dickens’ Mr. Bumble, sometimes “the law is an ass.”