MANKATO, Minn. — One dog apparently has learned a new trick: how to drive a semi-truck.
Customers at a Minnesota gas station saw a golden Labrador retriever appear to drive the semi across a road Friday.
Mankato police say the idling truck apparently was put into gear, then went through a parking lot, across the street and over a curb.
The Free Press of Mankato reports a passer-by discovered the dog sitting in the driver’s seat when he jumped into the truck to stop it.
David Stegora was at the store when he heard the truck smash into a tree and a parked car. He couldn’t see the driver, but saw the dog climb up near the driver’s side.
I just watched that dog drive that truck over a tree and into a car. pic.twitter.com/mRQ2MvJE6O
— David Stegora (@DavidStegora) March 4, 2016
Police say the truck was taken off the road. It wasn’t clear where the driver was.