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Dog pops up in driver's seat when semi crashes in Minnesota

This Friday, March 4, 2016 photo provided by David Stegora shows a semi-truck with a dog in the driver's seat that crashed at a convenience store in Mankato, Minn. Customers at a Minnesota gas station saw a golden Labrador retriever appear to drive the semi across a road Friday.
Image Credit: David Stegora via AP
March 05, 2016 - 6:30 PM

MANKATO, Minn. - One dog apparently has learned a new trick: how to drive a semi-truck.

Customers at a Minnesota gas station saw a golden Labrador retriever appear to drive the semi across a road Friday.

Mankato police say the idling truck apparently was put into gear, then went through a parking lot, across the street and over a curb.

The Free Press of Mankato reports a passer-by discovered the dog sitting in the driver's seat when he jumped into the truck to stop it.

David Stegora was at the store when he heard the truck smash into a tree and a parked car. He couldn't see the driver, but saw the dog climb up near the driver's side.

Police say the truck was taken off the road. It wasn't clear where the driver was.

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Information from: The Free Press, http://www.mankatofreepress.com

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