Puppy Accidentally Drives Car Into Pond

Twelve-week-old German shepherd puppy Rosie is clumsy and not entirely in control of her faculties: She accidentally "drove" her owner's car into a pond near Boston this weekend.

"The dog jumped in and hit the gear shift and the car jerked and she fell on top of the gas pedal," Rosie's owner John Costello told WFXT. "It was just scary."

Police, too, were confounded by the 911 call Costello made asking for help. "I've never heard of a puppy driving a car into a pond," Officer Robert Quirk of the Canton police said.

Frightened, Rosie retreated to the back seat of the car, where Costello and a kind stranger in the park that day were able to rescue her before the car was submerged in the pond.

The car, which is actually Costello's daughter's, is totaled.

[Image via WFXT]