It is not often you cheer on the bad guy… unless, of course, you were a huge fan of “Dexter,” or in this case, a huge fan of dogs.
Burglars who broke into an SUV in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood Monday also accidentally managed to save the life of a dog who was left in the hot vehicle, WGN reports.
The SUV was parked outside of the Irish Nobleman Pub when a surveillance camera captured four men walk past the vehicle, presumably casing it. The same four men returned, smashed one of the windows of the vehicle and snatched a laptop before running off.
They also inadvertently saved the life of the German Shepherd who reportedly had been baking in the back of the SUV for 20 minutes.
“If the window wasn’t broken the dog would probably be dead,” Declan Morgan, owner of the Irish Nobleman Pub, told WGN. “The dog was in the backseat. They didn’t realize the dog was in there. The windows were tinted in the back.”
Morgan added that he didn’t know the dog was in the vehicle until the owner came back, 40 minutes after the robbery. WGN reports that the police have not commented on the incident, resulting in the assumption that the incident was not reported. An owner who leaves their dog in a hot car is likely subject to far more criticism than the men who stole the laptop. Things could have gone much worse.
The lesson: don’t leave your dog in a hot car. Not everyone is lucky enough to get their window smashed and their laptop stolen.