Dog left inside hot vehicle in Williamsburg, owner issued summons

Posted at 2:29 PM, May 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-18 14:29:39-04

Williamsburg, Va. – A man was issued a summons for leaving a dog inside of a hot vehicle in Williamsburg, police tell NewsChannel 3.

On May 16, 2015 around 2:25 p.m., Williamsburg Police responded the parking garage located in the 200 block of N. Henry Street, in reference to a dog locked in a vehicle.

Crews arrived on scene and found a black Subaru with Maine tags. A golden retriever was inside of the rear of the vehicle.

Police say the vehicle windows were open approximately one inch, and there was no water in the vehicle for the dog.

Exterior temperature at the time was around 85 degrees. The officer was told by a parking attendant that the vehicle had been parked for approximately 25 minutes prior to their arrival.

Officers made entry into the vehicle and retrieved the animal. A note was left by the officers around 3:20 p.m. The dog’s owner, 59-year-old Mark Steven Bridgeo of Kennebunk, Maine, responded to Williamsburg Police Department. Once he arrived, Bridgeo was issued a summons for Inadequate Care of an Animal, police tell NewsChannel 3. The dog was returned to him after the summons was issued.

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