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Smashing Car Windows Is Now Legal In Florida To Save Pets
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Smashing Car Windows Is Now Legal In Florida To Save Pets

The drops of sweat evaporate instantly as they hit the police car’s hood, but with your cheek pressed against the metal, ears ringing and wrists sore from too-tight handcuffs, it’s the crunching of glass underfoot that you remember during sentencing. If only someone would give you a glass of water. A radio squawks something about backup. You just wanted to help. And now this.

Are you a Florida resident? If the above story sounds familiar, then you can finally breathe easy. Effective as of August, thanks to the “Unattended Persons and Animals in Motor Vehicles” House Bill 131, you will now be able to free unattended persons or animals from a locked car.

Here’s what you need to know. Be sure to:

-first check that the vehicle is locked;
-call 911 or law enforcement before entering the vehicle or immediately after doing so;
-use no more force than is necessary to break in;
-and remain with the person or animal until first-responders arrive.

Get ready to get cracking!

More info: flsenate.gov (h/t: barkpost)

Image credits: onegreenplanet.org

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Arty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This opens the door to a lot of opportunities....:/ :]

DomingoDeira
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was legalized in the Netherlands last year too!

AudreyTelles
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Florida! You finally did something right…

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Arty
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This opens the door to a lot of opportunities....:/ :]

DomingoDeira
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was legalized in the Netherlands last year too!

AudreyTelles
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Florida! You finally did something right…

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