The residents of a quiet suburban neighborhood in Port St. Lucie, Florida, were left scratching their heads at the sight of a driver-less car going around in circles for an hour. When the cops and the fire department arrived at the cul-de-sac, they were shocked to find a black Labrador behind the wheel!

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A quick investigation revealed the dog in question was named Max. Max’s owner had taken a wrong turn which prompted him to step out of his car. The owner left the engine running and made a quick run to his home. That’s when Max accidentally put the car in reverse!

The car, a silver 2003 Mercury Sable, eventually stopped after it hit a mailbox and ended up in a neighbor’s lawn. Max happily leaped out of the car the moment the fire crew opened the door for him. Meanwhile, his owner was glad that Max was safe and promised to pay for the damages done to the lawn and the mailbox.

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Port St. Lucie Police Department also reported that Max was “fine, healthy and happy” after the incident. They are thankful that no one got hurt during this bizarre turn of events. Let’s pass on the lesson that we must never leave a car running when there are pets or kids inside.

Click the video below to watch Max’s merry-go-round ride that sent the neighborhood in a frenzy!