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An army veteran was arrested after he smashed a car window to save a dog from a hot car.

The Associated Press reports that Michael Hammons of Athens, Gerogia used his wife's wheelchair footrest to break the window of a hot Ford Mustang when he noticed the dog slowly cooking inside. 

Despite his good intentions, the owner of the car was furious and called police after she discovered what happened.

Police say the the car owner insisted Hammonds be arrested. He was charged with criminal trespassing while she was cited for leaving the dog in the car. 

According to Fox Atlanta, Hammonds served in the Gulf during Desert Storm and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

"I knew there'd be consequences, but it didn't matter. Glass, they make new glass every day, but they could never replace that dog," Hammonds said.

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