ATHENS, GA (WXIA) – A man saves a dog from a hot Mustang but was arrested because of how he did it. The move landed Michael Hammons behind bars.
"I heard someone say there was a dog in distress in a hot car," he said.
Without thinking, the Desert Storm veteran jumped into action. Diane Byard says she and a group of shoppers noticed the dog in the car and were waiting on police before Hammons came.
"He says we can't let this dog die, and he starts smashing the windows.
And with his wife's wheelchair leg, he smashed the window, freeing the dog.