I came out of Pizza Hut a few days ago to find my car just about to shuffle off this mortal coil with the aid of a big red truck. As I stopped in my tracks, aghast, the cop in attendance noticed my poor pooch peering out of the back window in some consternation.
Ever seen a cop with his nose pressed against a car window and a look of panic on his face? Neither have I, because I was behind him and running at full speed. I think he was quite relieved to see me leaping over the bushes and yelling at him.
The question of “What do I do now?” had now resolved to one of “Oh look, a foreigner. If I give him his car back will he go away without making a fuss?”
He didn’t even give me a ticket. Just waved me away and studiously looked in the other direction until I had driven off. God, I hate being a foreigner in this country. All the discrimination drives you crazy.
Anyway, the question is this: If they had towed my dog away, what would be the repercussions? Is there even the slightest chance that he would have been fed and watered until I paid the ransom?