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This story has us shaking our heads…

Recently, a kind citizen called 911 after seeing saw a dog in a locked in a cage on the bed of a pickup truck. The dog was in direct sunlight for about 30 minutes in 93-degree heat with no water or shelter. Sgt. Emanuel Nites and animal control responded to the call and when the witness confronted the owner of the truck, James Corbett, he reportedly became irate and began to yell at her, other bystanders, and even the police.

According to reports from Cleveland 19, Sgt. Nites then advised Corbett that he was under arrest and handcuffed him. Heartbreakingly, Corbett told officers to take the dog and said he would not pick up the dog.

When Corbett was being placed in the police cruiser he asked Sgt. Nites if he could roll down the windows… because, get this, he was hot.

Facepalm! If you are hot, how do you think your dog felt trapped in a cage with no water or shelter!?

Corbett was rightfully charged with cruelty to animals and disorderly conduct. The dog is currently at the Trumbull County Dog Kennel and a representative of the kennel told Cleveland 19 News that Corbett hasn’t called to ask about his dog. And honestly, giving how callous Corbett was with caging his dog in the sweltering heat, that doesn’t surprise us. If Corbett doesn’t claim the dog, the dog will be made available for adoption.

According to PETA, on a 78 degree Fahrenheit day, a car can easily reach the temperature of 100-102 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of minutes. If external temperatures reach up 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it can get up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit inside of a car, making it a literal death trap for any living creature.

If you happen to see an unattended animal in a vehicle this summer, please try to locate their guardian and if they cannot be found, please call 911. After calling the authorities, wait by the car until help arrives. “If you see something, say something” is always a good go-to when you spot an animal in a car!

Image source: Province of British Columbia/Flickr

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0 comments on “Man Arrested for Leaving Dog in Hot Car Asks Police to Roll Down Their Windows Because He is Hot”

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1 Years Ago

I am shocked to learn that the authorities were waiting until the man comes to claim the dog? Are you serious. HE should never be allowed to have the poor animal back with him at all. He should be Banned owning any animal in the future as well. If this would have being a child, then the child would be given to another parent or what ever. This poor pooch does not deserve to be gone back with so unkind, selfish individual man like him...let some one else adopt the pooch. This man should have been left in the cruiser for couple of hours , so he would have had ample time to think about , what he had just done to a Poor dog...leaving an innocent soul in a sweltering heat...

jan nichols
1 Years Ago

the man should have had to stay in the car for the same amount of time the dog was left out in the heat without the windows rolled down. I will bet he did not like it one bit. I ma glad he was arrested and I hope he never gets another dog.

john pasqua
1 Years Ago


1 Years Ago

I hope the cops told him no to opening the window. Such chutzpah!


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