Everyone knows how dangerous it is to lock children or pets in hot cars during these extreme temperatures, but a Clarksville man was cited into court yesterday for doing that very thing.
Clarksville Police were called to Wal-Mart on Fort Campbell Boulevard around 4pm to the report of a dog inside a car with the windows only cracked. The officer writes on the report the temperature was 104 degrees when he arrived and found the dog with no water in the vehicle.
The animal’s owner, 41-year old Scharn Hoosier of 132 Airport Road, Clarksville, said he had only been in the store for ten minutes. Surveillance footage showed the man had actually left the dog in the heat for 45 minutes before police paged him to the front of the store.
Hoosier was cited for misdemeanor cruelty to animals.