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Man run over, killed, when dog jumps into car, pushes accelerator

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CANTONMENT, Fla. -

A man has died after a dog jumped into a van, stepped on the accelerator and struck him as he opened a gate outside a Florida Panhandle home, according to officials.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Iris Fortner, 56, and James Campbell, 68, were backing into their driveway at their home in Cantonment on Monday when Campbell got out of the passenger side of the vehicle to open the metal gates.

Troopers said Fortner opened the driver’s door to see where Campbell was standing, and that’s when Fortner’s large boxer bull dog jumped into the car and pressed the accelerator.

FHP says Fortner tried to stop the van before the vehicle backed into Campbell, but he was trapped under the van.

Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene by Escambia County paramedics.

» 13 Comments

  1. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 16th, 2013

    That story made lightning fly out of Lucifer’s butt, he was laughing so hard.
    Then he quipped, “At least the dog didn’t eat his homework!” :evil:

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  2. Eleanor in Hell

    January 16th, 2013

    Franklin, couldn’t you have just moved on to the next thread and not discuss Lucifer’s cruel joke and heartless laughing?

    Besides, it makes Lucifer look bad.
    Oh, wait.

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  3. conservative cowgirl

    January 16th, 2013

    Has anyone checked who the beneficiary is in Mr. Campbell’s will? Phydeaux Campbell?

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  4. Bad Brad

    January 16th, 2013

    O.K. I gotta repeat my original response.

    Damn Pitt Bulls.

    Well I thought it was funny.

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  5. Nutjob

    January 16th, 2013

    Remember when you go to the pet supply place with your dog, his tail is wagging, he’s checking out all of the dog treats, the bones and chew toys and then you reach for the generic dog food…..this is what happens.

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  6. Nutjob

    January 16th, 2013

    Wonder if Obama has seen this? He needs to pass a law banning dogs from driving.

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  7. ? everything

    January 16th, 2013

    outlaw dogs, vans, or gates?

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  8. Wraith

    January 16th, 2013

    @ Nutjob: Fortunately, Michelle has an assigned car and driver.

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  9. Cynic

    January 16th, 2013

    Someone heard the dog yell “Play dead” just before he jumped in.

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  10. Cynic

    January 16th, 2013

    The dog was just trying to jump in and hump her leg.

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  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 17th, 2013

    This is so wrong, yet I laughed. Poor guy.

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  12. Unruly Refugee

    January 17th, 2013

    My Shepherd dog locked me out of my house and turned off the porch light one night when I was on the porch talking to a visitor. He was jumping so hard that he hit the light switch and and the dead bolt.

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  13. RANDO

    January 17th, 2013

    The dog did not do it.

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