[Ed. – He deserves a citation, all right, but the kind given to people who perform heroic deeds.]
An Ohio man was handed a citation for criminal damage after he smashed a car window to rescue two dogs.
Cleveland.com reports Richard Hill was leaving Walmart in Parma on Saturday when he saw two dogs locked in a vehicle. It was nearly 80 degrees and Hill was concerned for the animals.
He grabbed a hammer from his truck and shattered one of the car’s windows. Moments later, police arrived in response to a 911 call about the dogs.
“I explained the whole thing to him [the officer] as far as what was going on, and I felt that the dog needed to be out right then and there. [The officer] told me that I did not have that rights and I had to wait on him,” Hill told ABC News. “I thought that I covered all of my bases based on the law stating that as long as I call 911; as long as I attempt to locate the owner of the vehicle and make sure that that is the only way of getting into the vehicle.”
Nevertheless, Hill was cited.