NPR logo

Dog Suspected in Truck's Disappearance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/19266708/19266870" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Dog Suspected in Truck's Disappearance

Diversions

Dog Suspected in Truck's Disappearance

Dog Suspected in Truck's Disappearance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/19266708/19266870" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Charles McCowan parked his pickup truck in front of a mini-mart in Southern California. He left his dog in the truck. When he returned, the truck was gone.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

All Charles McCowan knows for sure is that he parked his pickup truck in front of a mini-mart in Southern California, left his dog in the truck, and when he returned, the truck was gone. He called police before the truck turned up in a fast food parking lot across the street. A security video shows the truck rolling backward into the street, and police are guessing the 80-pound dog somehow hit the gearshift and started driving.

It's MORNING EDITION

Copyright © 2008 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.