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Lawyer Says He Didn’t Break Car Window, But He Did Help Save a Puppy

Posted Aug 8, 2012 9:59 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Dallas lawyer Derek Rollins says he didn’t want to get attention for his Saturday encounter with a puppy. But it happened.

News spread on Facebook that Rollins broke a car window to help save a panting puppy in 110-degree heat. But Rollins told Texas Lawyer’s Tex Parte Blog that the facts weren’t quite that dramatic. “I didn’t actually break the window,” he said. “The fire department did.”

Rollins says he was returning to his car in a grocery store parking lot when he saw a woman standing beside another car “looking a little panicked,” the story says. The woman was focused on a panting Yellow lab puppy inside the hot car. Rollins advised the woman to call for help, and the authorities responded.

When the dog owner returned to her car and its broken window, she said she was in the store for only five minutes. Rollins told Tex Parte he wondered how she would feel sitting in the hot car for that long.

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