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Lost dog stops traffic on Cape Fear Memorial; couple searches for owner

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A dog caused a slow down Wednesday evening over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

Mike Robbins and Samantha Evenson say they were going with the normal flow around 6 p.m. into Wilmington when cars started slamming on the brakes. After they came to a stop, they noticed a tan and white Chihuahua on the side of the bridge.

"I wouldn't mind keeping him, but I'd rather him be home," Evenson said. "He's obviously somebody's dog. I don't want nobody's New Year ruined by losing their dog."

Robbins says they will hold it in case someone can identify the dog. He can be reached at (910) 398-0413 or (910) 599-3476. Have proof that the Chihuahua is yours to avoid it being put in the wrong hands.

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Good Samaritans

God Bless you Mike Robbins and Samantha Evenson!

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A big thank you to these

A big thank you to these folks for saving the little dog. If my dog, for whatever reason ever becomes lost, I hope you are close by.

People...

PLEASE don't slam on brakes for animals...your going to KILL someone! Reduce speed a attempt to avoid hitting them, YES, swerving and slamming on brakes..NO

For

the not so smart drivers below/above...slamming on brakes and swerving is a GREAT way for YOU to end up over the bridge, in the ditch, or off the road into a tree....so swerve away. Me, I will reduce speed to attempt to stop, but save my families life and quite possibly your families life by running over the animal if need be.

Reread what he said. He said

Reread what he said. He said not to slam on brakes and swerve.

you be sure and wear a sign

you be sure and wear a sign that it's you and I'll brake at leisure just for you, in the meantime, I am going to stop for all dog's, and if you weren't tailgating me you'd be able to stop also, we can fix a bent bumper, but we can't replace someone's pet!

I assume that you are one of

I assume that you are one of these tailgaters. If you maintain a safe following distance, even if the car in front of you stops suddenly, you will be able to stop before hitting it. Somebody needs to give you a "brake check".

So if you fall out in front

So if you fall out in front of a car we can all just leisurely reduce speed and pull over? Exactly...having anything come in front of you quickly,regardless of what it is, means your gut instincts to AVOID kick in. You don't always have time to sit & think about all possible situations.