A small dog is lucky to be alive after getting loose on the Brooklyn Bridge Friday morning.
But thanks to dog lover and limo driver Garrick Quinones, the dog may be back safe at home.
Quinones told ABC news he noticed the small dog running in traffic while he was crossing the bridge. He pulled his limo over and, after some coaxing, was able to capture the dog and attach a cell phone charger cord to him as a leash. He then called authorities who found a microchip in the dog.
Each day, more than 120,000 cars cross the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects lower Manhattan to the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. The pedestrian walkway is suspended above the car lanes on the bridge. Quinones believes the dog may have fallen into traffic after escaping from the owner on the walkway, ABC News reports, but that theory has not been confirmed.
Quinones stated he was happy that the dog’s owner is being tracked down.
“I knew he needed help and I felt compelled to do it," he said.
When a limo driver spotted a tiny dog running under cars on the Brooklyn Bridge, he came to the rescue https://t.co/J4PHaLtbRo— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) June 24, 2016