01/10/2014 12:51 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

This Is Why Chihuahuas Shouldn't Drive (VIDEO)

As cute as Chihuahuas are, they make terrible drivers.

Jason Martinez found that out the hard way recently when he left his car and his Chihuahua, Toby, for just a few minutes to go into a store in Spokane, Wash.

Martinez had no reason to think his dog would use that short time to take a joy ride, but for some reason, the car started rolling down the street, the Associated Press reported.

While this was happening, Tabitha Ormaechea was stopped at a red light when Martinez' car came out of nowhere and bumped into her car.

“When I looked up, there was no one in the car, just a little dog up on the steering wheel peeking over looking at me,” Ormaechea told KREM-TV. “I was shocked, I didn't know if I was crazy, or if this little dog had taken a joy ride.”

Martinez was also surprised by what his dog did.

"I didn't know what to think. Someone just ran into the store and asked if anyone has a gold car and I said, 'Yeah, me. Why?'” he said, according to the Mirror, adding "[Toby] must have knocked it out of gear and the car rolled out."

No one was hurt by Toby the Chihuahua's wild ride and the damage to Ormaechea's car was minimal.



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