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Police break car window to rescue toy dog from heat

Zoesnow_thumb By MissT | April 02, 2012 | Comments (3)

Officers mistook Little Willy for a real dog when they smashed in car windowIt wasn't exactly a rescue on the scale of Free Willy, in which an orca was saved, but when Mansfied officers saw Little Willy in the back seat of Gordon William's car, they thought the dog needed rescuing.

Officers smashed in the window of his Mercedes only to find the dog was, in fact, a stuffed toy dog, albeit a realistic-looking one. 

Officers had received a call from a concerned passer-by who said they saw a dog left in the back seat of a car parked on a street in Mansfield, UK.

As no windows were rolled down in the vehicle and it was a hot day, officers did what they thought was right. "In this case officers believed a dog could be suffering due to the heat of the day and its life was potentially at risk, so felt there was no other option but to enter the vehicle," stated a Nottinghamshire Police. 

Eighty-year-old Gordon Williams doesn't harbor any bad feeling and agrees police did the right thing. "I know Little Willy is quite realistic and if they weren't sure about it, they did a good thing as we don't want any more dogs dying in the heat of a car," said Williams.

Williams and his toy dog Little Willy He said it cost £180 to repair the driver's side window and Nottinghamshire Police are discussing the costs with Williams.

Meanwhile, Little Willy will not be going on future rides according to Williams. "He'd been living quite happily on the car's back seat. But I've decided he will be safer sleeping on a chair in my kitchen." 

via BBC News




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Comments on this Article

real or not the officer did the right thing, its not the owners fault and its not the officers fault, insurance should over it.
Really Christine? So it was completely the owners fault for having a stuffed toy in his car? He shouldn't have to pay for squat if he does not want to. The police made an honest mistake but a mistake is a mistake, they should offer to pay for it or at least half.
Those officers did the right thing! I hope they don't have to pay for the cost of the repair of the window! After all, the owner of the car should not have left a realistic looking dog in the back of his car!
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