Dog Suspected in Truck's Disappearance

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.

Copyright © 2008 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

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. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.