Wesley Mark Terrell, a 60-year-old man from Oconee County, Georgia, had a perfectly reasonable explanation when cops asked him about the dog that was locked inside his car on a recent 99-degree day.

Obviously, the dog had driven him to the grocery store. To buy some corn. What's better than corn on the cob on a hot summer day? And with 4th of July fast approaching, why not stock up? With all due respect, I'm not sure why we're even still talking about this, officer? Also, Mr. Terrell was allegedly very drunk.

The best part of his explanation is how it doesn't even address the problem at hand. "Why was the dog locked in your car? It's hot out."

"Hey, don't look at me. He drove."

"Oh gosh, we're real sorry about that, Wes. Our mistake. You have a good day, now, would ya? And say hi to the missus for me."

Police measured the temperature inside the car at 123 degrees, and described a "stifling" smell from a gas can that was left inside. Terrell was charged with animal cruelty and driving under the influence, and the dog was taken in by animal control.

[Image via New Zealand SPCA]