Two dogs take a joyride and crash truck into river


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Reported by: Morgan Downing
Updated: 2/25 11:26 pm Published: 2/25 11:03 pm


TULSA, Okla. -- A runaway pickup with two dogs at the wheel. It happened Tuesday in Tulsa near 25th and Riverside Drive. No one was injured, but thanks to the two canines traffic was backed up and their owner's truck is badly damaged.

The dogs, Roscoe and Luna, were inside their owner's truck at the top of the hill on 25th Street. In a matter of minutes, they were barreling
across Riverside Drive and into the Arkansas River river bed.

"It's an expensive joy ride," the dogs' owner, Scott said.

Scott told Fox 23 he left his dogs inside
his truck for about 15 minutes while he went inside a home.

"I got around
to the front of the house where the truck was, and it's like not there," he said. "And I was like 'did I get towed?' and I just thought no it didn't."

One of the dogs put the car into gear and they took off.

"Approximately three blocks down a hill," Tulsa firefighter Clay Ayers said.

The dogs missed drivers on Riverside Drive, runners on the trail and narrowly missed landing in the Arkansas River.

"Two boys on skateboards seen the vehicle leave in front of the residence and they did try to catch up with it with no luck," said Ayers.

Police decided to let Roscoe and Luna off scot-free.



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Mayor Maynot - 3/2/2014 6:48 PM
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Winky #8 ^]] I agree. As long as they can punctuate a fire. Firemen are true everyday Heros.

Winky - 2/26/2014 5:17 PM
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I wouldn't exactly describe the current state of our world as "thriving", Bob. Yet, I don't think the rampant hostility & antagonism that we humans show each other is due to the fact that too many people are either under-educated or lazy when it comes to grammar or syntax. Instead, I believe it's because far too many of us forget that NO ONE is perfect, our very own selves included. I can accept quaint, no problem there. Too bad that "kindness" can be described the same - as an old-fashioned, out of style "fad" way past its prime. We live in a culture that celebrates hatred & violence, and some people really do feed off of it, I suppose. Why else respond to a cute little article (awash in a sea of far more negative stories) with such ire & blatant disgust? "Notorious" may be an apt nom-de-web, but it's hardly a handle of which one should be proud. Good luck to you, though.

Winky - 2/26/2014 1:50 PM
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Bob, that "seen" was from a direct quote (notice the quotation marks) from a firefighter, not a journalist. As far as I'm concerned, firefighters are heroes no matter how poorly they may punctuate their sentences. Therefore, he gets a free pass (as well as my respect & appreciation for the risks he takes in his job daily, all on behalf of perfect strangers). You, however, do NOT get a free pass. As a former journalism major (and current white-collar professional), I was highly offended by your disparaging comments. What really makes "Americans look stupid" are the snap judgments too many of us make about others, often inaccurately and unfairly. Life isn't fair, and not everyone gets to attend college. A better measurement for judging others may be how WELL they use what they have in their noggins, as well as the size of their hearts (i.e. Compassion, Empathy, etc.). Just sayin'.

Mayor Maynot - 2/26/2014 11:24 AM
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They took off and missed all of the perils on their way!! Good doggies :-)) The driver could have turned the motor off.
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