Florida dog left in car drives in circles, befuddling cops

This could have been a ruff ride.

On Thursday morning, a Florida dog named Max took a literal spin in his owner’s 2003 Mercury Sable after the unidentified man stepped out of the car and left Max inside. The dog’s paws accidentally knocked the car into reverse.

The silver car drove in slow circles in a cul-de-sac for about an hour.

The incident, in which no injuries were reported, took place on the 2600 block of SW Edith Court in Port St. Lucie, Fla., a city about 50 miles north of Palm Beach.

Police and firefighters responded around 8:07 a.m.

“[My dogs] saw the cops show up and [they] started barking,” 59-year-old neighbor Anne Sabol, who can see the cul-de-sac from a front-facing bay window in her home and videotaped the dog’s drive, tells The Post. “At first I thought they stopped someone to give them a ticket.”

In reality, Max’s — and the car’s — owner realized he had made a wrong turn onto the street, prompting him to stop, step out and shut the door behind him, according to a statement provided to The Post from Port St. Lucie police. The police department did not release information about the man or where he lives.

Max appears to be a black Lab.

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