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

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Submitted: Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:47am
Updated: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:40pm

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.


  • Guest7969 says:

    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.

  • Guest7969 says:

    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

  • guest22 says:

    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.

  • Guest1851658 says:

    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”.

  • guest45 says:

    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!

  • DogLover says:

    God Bless you Mike Robbins and Samantha Evenson!


  • Guest2020 says:

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

  • Guest1851658 says:

    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.

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