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Van driver is so stunned by dog’s appearance that he has to pull over

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When this man spotted a particularly striking dog, he pulled over and took a picture, but he got more than he bargained for when his image appeared all over social media.

By Natasha James

Published on the 07/05/2021, 21:00, Updated on the 04/06/2021, 16:27

Brian Bainbridge is plasterer and often spends time driving from one job to another. Last week he spotted a Jack Russell that was so chunky, he had to take a snap.

But little did he realise that his actions would be dramatically misperceived.

Dangerous dog thief?

Because Kyle Bridon, the owner of the dog in question, spotted the man taking photos and incorrectly believed him to be a potential dog thief.

We all know that dog thefts are at an all-time high at the moment and Kyle felt it was his civic duty to take a photo of the van and post it to social media to warn other dog owners that a potential thief may be operating in the area.

A speedy response

But Mr Bainbridge’s son, Jack, saw the posts and was quick to reply. He posted a caustic response to Facebook that said,

“He took the photo cos he couldn't get over how fat the dog was…He's a plasterer not a dog pincher and if he was to go pinch a dog it wouldn't be that fat lump.”

Right. Just to get things straight this is the dog me dad took a photo of yesterday so some dope spotted and decided to...

Posted by Jack Bainbridge on Friday, April 30, 2021

The son’s post has since gone viral with other users commenting that someone would need a crane to lift the poor pup.

We’re glad the issue has been resolved and hope the pup is being taken for extra walks now he’s famous!