The above hero to leg-humping yap-rats everywhere is a man named Michael Hammons, a PTSD-diagnosed Desert Storm veteran who observed such a tragedy-in-the-making taking place in May in a Georgia shopping center. As three marginally concerned citizens puttered around, deciding what to do about the Yorkshire terrier that he felt was in distress inside an unattended Ford Mustang in the parking lot, Hammons seized the initiative by tearing an armrest from his wife's wheelchair, then deploying the improvised bludgeoning tool to shatter a window and free the imperiled pup.
While his wife presumably applauded from within the pile of twisted metal that used to be
her only means of conveyance.
Sandra Hammons, the woman whose wheelchair was so cruelly disfigured for the greater good of dog-kind, recognized immediately that her husband had no malicious motives behind the act, stating (possibly while crawling around on the concrete, trying to put her chair back together), "The only thing he could think of was to save the dog." This was further corroborated by witnesses who watched as Hammons took his sweaty new pal to the shade of a nearby tree to give it some water. When the owner of both dog and vehicle returned, however, she didn't look quite so kindly upon Hammons' commitment to canine welfare. After calling the police, she furiously demanded he be arrested for giving her car the Elin Nordegren treatment. And since Georgia has a law that allows for one to break into a car to rescue a human, but no such provision for pets, the police had no choice but to place Hammons in a pair of cuffs.
Or maybe two pairs.