I would give mightily to be present when this insurance claim is filed. A man in Maine lost his pick up truck in an accident in a lake. He does have a defense against a claim of reckless driving: the dog did it.
So much for man’s best friend. Ellsworth police say that the Yorkshire terrier got into an angry encounter with another dog and the man put him in his pick up truck on the edge of Branch Lake. Either the dog did not appreciate being given a time out or he really liked the Chevrolet Silverado. Either way, he threw the truck into gear and the truck ran into the lake. A friend swam to the truck to rescue the dog but the truck was a total loss in 10 feet of water.
Hopefully, he will take better care in the future to teach his dog not to drive when he is angry: