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,
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!