JONESBORO, Ark. – It’s that time of the year where once again, many oblivious residents in the area leave their pets inside the vehicle and expect them to be okay.
Samuel Wimpy, 48, of Jonesboro, is the latest accused of making this mistake. At 7:45 p.m. Monday, July 24, JPD arrived at Walmart on Parker Road in Jonesboro to find a dog in the front seat of a 2010 Nissan Maxima. The windows were cracked open, slightly, the report said. It was 88 degrees outside.
Police paged the man to return to the vehicle through customer service. Wimpy provided his ID, which led police to learn of possible warrants through Poinsett County. The warrants were confirmed.
The man was cited for animal cruelty and advised of his court date for Poinsett County, the report said. His Jonesboro court date will be August 2.