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Window is smashed to free dog from hot car, but BMW owner is angry

Police officer attempts to smash BMW window to free trapped dog dog-angry
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Police officers attended the incident while a crowd gathered around the BMW car. A female officer attempts to smash the car window with a baton to free the trapped, overheated dog, before a bystander comes forward with a hammer.

By Dawn Parrish

Published on the 31/07/2019, 09:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:24

The black BMW was parked outside the Borough Hotel in Southend-on-Sea, Essex where passers-by spotted the dog inside the vehicle. The temperatures were quite high, and it was obvious that the trapped dog was suffering from the extreme heat. Bystanders alerted the police officers who were soon on the scene.

Window is smashed to free the dog

One female officer uses her baton, hitting the driver’s side window several times, trying to smash the glass, to no avail. The crowd who gathered nearby called out encouragement as she attempts to free the dog. A man comes forward, carrying a hammer while the audience clap and cheer him on. He offers the hammer to the police officer, but she appears to prompt him to smash the glass. Rapturous applause meets his attempt, as the window soon shatters from the blow.


This happened in southend on sea please Never leave your dog alone in a car.

Posted by London Crime LDN on Sunday, July 28, 2019

Dog is carried away to safety

The police officers gather around the car door and eventually lift out the trapped canine. The dog is carried to the police vehicle before being taken away for a medical check.

BMW driver isn’t impressed

When the owner of the vehicle returned to their car and discovered the smashed window, they weren’t too happy. However, members of the public are calling for justice for the dog, commenting that the owner should be locked inside a hot car to suffer in the same way as their dog. Others called for the BMW to be crushed and the owner charged for wasting police time.

Warning to look after pets during summer weather

Each year, there are many cases of dogs being left in hot cars, where they overheat and often suffer from heatstroke or death. The temperature inside a car can rise very quickly, even if the window is left slightly open. As the weather warms up, drivers are reminded not to leave pets in any car.

Temperatures inside a hot car