According to Monday’s 11 Alive News, charges against the military veteran, who broke out a car window in Athens, Georgia, to save a dog, have been dropped. Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ken Mauldin confirmed that charges against 46-year-old Michael Hammons had been dismissed.
Hammons, a veteran of Desert Storm, broke out the window of the parked Ford Mustang in an effort to free a Yorkie-mix dog from the hot interior. Though the dog’s owner was said to be “irate” about the situation, most people who heard of Hammons’ actions viewed him as a hero.
Multiple sources reported that the responding authorities did not want to charge Hammons on the day of the incident, but the woman who owned the dog had insisted. According to Monday’s 11 Alive News, the dog’s owner now agrees with the decision to drop the charges against the man who broke out her car’s window.
Shortly after breaking out the car’s window, Hammons had indicated that he was comfortable with his decision to do so, and that he would do it again – he stated: “I knew there’d be consequences, but it didn’t matter. Glass, they make new glass every day, but they could never replace that dog.”