Playful Dog Caught Joyriding In Florida

Scarlett Adler

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They say dogs are a man's best friend. But they're wrong - they're so much more than that. In fact, over the weekend, it was proved that they also serve as great drivers.

Don't believe me?

I have a feeling you'll have to see this one to believe it...

Early Thursday morning, local Florida police responded to a call of a mysterious car driving in circles around a suburban cul-de-sac.

So, who was this 'mysterious' driver?

None other than black Labrador Retriever, Max. In a report from the Port St. Lucie PD,  it was revealed that 'the owner of the car made a wrong turn onto S.E. Edith Court, therefore, the owner stopped his car, stepped out and while doing so, he shut the door leaving the dog inside.'

During this time, Max accidentally brought the shifter into reverse, resulting in 'doughnuts' around the cul-de-sac, and the owner locked out of the car.

'First I thought I saw somebody backing up but then they kept going and I'm like OK what are they doing,' neighbor Anne Sabol shared with WPBF.

After about an hour, cops were able to unlock the driver's side door with its key pad, stop the car, and rescue the furry friend. Thankfully, no injuries were reported - just a broken mailbox, some garbage cans and some bricks in front of a home.

How's our unlikely driver holding up? According to authorities, Max was “fine, healthy and happy” after he was retrieved. Sabol elaborated, saying that Max 'jumped out of the car, wagging his tail'.