Duke’s neighbors, Janie and Jim Black, watched from their home in Aptos, California, as the gold sedan rolled backward down the street. The car crashed into a retaining wall outside their house, bringing the vehicle to a halt.
When the Blacks went out to examine the damage, they found a crushed garbage can and a smiling dog looking back at them from the windshield. Duke’s leash, which was attached to his collar, got tangled around the gear stick putting the car into neutral, according to KPIX. Things could have ended tragically, but Duke is lucky there was only a little damage.