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Puppy ‘drives’ owner’s car into Canton pond

Fall on gas pedal prompts mishap

Five-month-old Rosie drove her owner’s car into a pond Sunday.

Canton police

Five-month-old Rosie drove her owner’s car into a pond Sunday.

It looks like Rosie will not be getting her driver’s license anytime soon.

The 5-month-old German shepherd took her owner’s car for an unexpected spin Sunday when she fell onto the gas pedal and sent the vehicle careering into a pond in Canton, police said.

Canton Police

The owner’s car was pulled from the pond.

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After a walk with her owner in the morning, the puppy climbed into the car and got her leash tangled in the gear shift.

While trying to break free, Rosie fell on the accelerator, sending the vehicle forward, Canton police said.

The car landed in Bolivar Pond.

Police arrived and removed Rosie from the car. She was not hurt, police said.

The vehicle, however, floated 30 yards offshore and then sank.

Workers pulled the car from the pond later that day, police said.

The dog’s owner was not in the car at the time of the accident, police said.

Officers said they were glad this story had a happy ending for Rosie, but asked people to be careful while driving with their pets.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera
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