Way back last April, we shared some photos of stupid drivers doing all manner of crazy things including driving down the freeway with a ladder sticking out of both back windows and attempting to drive without scraping snow off their windshield. One of the dumbest idiots we found was photographed driving down a residential street while they walked their dog by leash alongside their vehicle. Talk about lazy!
Well, it just so happens that particular dog owner is not alone. Last week, undercover Fort Worth police caught a local man attempting the exact same thing. Anthony Brown, 35 of Ft. Worth, was arrested on animal cruelty charges on Thursday after driving down Avenue I while holding his pit bull's leash out of the driver's window. He had traveled approximately 75 feet before the police intervened. Brown said he was simply trying to take the dog to his father's house – just two blocks away. Fortunately, his pet was not injured in the incident and is now in the care of Fort Worth Animal Control.
As an animal lover myself, I can't even imagine what might possess someone to attempt something so crazy. Surely any rational person can see that by dragging a dog by a leash from a moving vehicle – and in the middle of the road no less – you are putting them in an incredibly dangerous position. Of course, it's not just the dog's safety which this motorist risked – he also created the potential for a car crash with another vehicle or pedestrian through his reckless antics.
I know that traffic accident can be caused by all sorts of bizarre and unusual circumstances. As a personal injury lawyer, I know that just because you're a good driver, it doesn't mean that you can avoid other stupid drivers who share the road with you. If you or a loved one is ever injured in a wreck which was not your fault, call the Anderson Law Firm for a free consultation at 817-294-1900.