In today’s WTF news, a man from Washington, USA was arrested after a high-speed chase that left officers dumbfounded after finding out it was the man’s pit bull behind the wheel.
According to Channel News Asia, state trooper Heather Axtman said the incident took place on Sunday (29 March) after police received calls about a driver hitting two vehicles in an area south of Seattle, and then speeding away. She said the emergency line subsequently got multiple calls about a car travelling erratically at 160kmh.
Axtman said that during the chase, officers got close to the car – a 1996 Buick – and were shocked to find out a pit bull was in the driver’s seat while the man was steering and pushing the gas pedal from the passenger’s seat.
The chase ended after the arrest of 51-year-old Alberto Tito Alejandro, who was booked on multiple felonies including driving under the influence of drugs. “When we took him into custody, he admitted to our troopers that he was trying to teach his dog to drive,” Axtman said.
“I’ve been a trooper for almost 10 years and I’ve had a lot of excuses when I’ve arrested people or pulled people over, but I’ve never had an excuse that the dog was driving,” she added, laughing.
She said the female pit bull was not aggressive towards the arresting officers and has been placed in an animal shelter.
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