Thieves accidentally save dog from hot car

CHICAGO, IL -- It may have been just an accident, but four thieves may have also saved a dog's life from a hot truck.

Security footage from the Irish Nobleman Pub shows the group checking out a truck on the street. They first walk past the vehicle then return and smash a window.

The suspects took a laptop from the truck and ran off.

It turns out, it was a good thing the window was destroyed. Inside the truck was a German Shepherd baking in the scorching sun.

"If the window wasn't broken the dog would probably be dead," said Declan Morgan, owner of the Irish Nobleman Pub. "The dog was in the backseat. They didn't realize the dog was in there. The windows were tinted in the back."

Morgan didn't see the German Shepherd until the owner of the truck returned.

Morgan says according to cameras, the dog sat in the hot truck for 20 minutes before the four men broke the window. Morgan said it was another 40 minutes before the owner return.

WGN reports that police have not commented on the incident. It's possible it was not reported.

The bar owner says a number of cars around here have also been burglarized.
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