A Dog In Texas Was Just Apprehended For ‘Reckless Driving’ In A Walmart Parking Lot

Published December 5, 2022

Fortunately, no humans or animals were injured in the car accident.

Reckless Driver Dog

Kilgore Police DepartmentThe dog apparently became “antsy” and set the truck in motion when his leash caught on the emergency brake.

On December 1, a “reckless driver” struck two vehicles in a Walmart parking lot in Kilgore, Texas — and according to the police, the driver in question was a dog.

In a statement on Facebook, Kilgore Police reported, “One of the victims saw the suspect barrelling down on him but couldn’t get out of the way. He was shocked to see the driver was a dog! Yep, the pooch was actually behind the wheel when the crash occurred.”

The dog, their investigation revealed, had been left in his owners’ truck while they were shopping in the store. While waiting for his owners to return, the dog “got a little antsy and bounced around the cab.” His leash got caught on the emergency brake, released it, and set the truck in motion, causing it to collide with two other vehicles in the parking lot.

Kilgore Parking Lot Accident

Kilgore Police DepartmentWitnesses said they were “shocked” to see the anxious dog sitting behind the wheel at the time of the accident.

Police also said that the truck’s steering column was damaged, which made it easier for an accident to happen.

“It doesn’t sound feasible,” the statement continues, “but an eyewitness saw the pooch behind the wheel just before the crash. He certainly has a guilty look on his face.”

Fortunately, neither the dog nor any humans were injured in the crash.

The Facebook statement garnered quite a bit of attention, with nearly 600 comments, including one from Kilgore Animal Control that reads, “I did NOT issue this pup[‘]s license, before anyone asks…”

Thankfully, the situation was handled quickly, and the poor pup was able to avoid a stint in the doghouse.

After reading this odd Walmart parking lot experience, read about the woman who screamed about killing Muslims in a Walmart parking lot and lost her job because of it. Or, for another strange parking lot encounter, read about the Florida man who tried to buy a child outside a Winn-Dixie grocery store.

Austin Harvey
A staff writer for All That's Interesting, Austin Harvey has also had work published with Discover Magazine, Giddy, and Lucid covering topics on mental health, sexual health, history, and sociology. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Point Park University.
Maggie Donahue
Maggie Donahue is an assistant editor at All That's Interesting. She has a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in creative writing and film studies from Johns Hopkins University. Before landing at ATI, she covered arts and culture at The A.V. Club and Colorado Public Radio and also wrote for Longreads. She is interested in stories about scientific discoveries, pop culture, the weird corners of history, unexplained phenomena, nature, and the outdoors.