It has been noted that police with canine partners responding to an emergency (in San Diego) leave the critters in the cars, with the engines running. Some wag pointed out that the cars could be stolen. The police say that policy is to leave the engine running to keep the four legged cops cool. Here’s the police spokesperson’s (Officer Brown) response:
“There’s a police dog in it that will chew you up if you get inside it,” Brown said laughing. The dogs are very protective of their vehicles, even around other officers. So if a wanna-be thief jumps in and wants to try his/her luck? “They could try but they won’t get far,” she said.
Of course they would then sue the city and probably win the lawsuit…