People across the country have expressed anger after surveillance video surfaces showing a bulldog's leash recently getting stuck in a Chicago elevator and being taken on a wild ride once the doors closed. The dog survived what sounds like an accident. So why is everyone upset? We'll explain.
The video shows the dog's owner entering the elevator and pressing a button. The dog, however, doesn't follow, and instead stands motionless outside. The owner, however, also stands motionless, appearing to stare at the dog. Then, the doors close, and still the owner stands motionless. However, he soon realizes what is happening and frantically tries to open the door, but to no avail. The video then shows the owner being yanked to the ground by the force of the caught leash and banging his head. A separate surveillance video shows what happened to the dog: he got yanked to the ceiling and then fell to the ground.
The Daily Mail highlights what happened on the outside:
Here's the video:
The owner told The Sun he was mortified.
"I was expecting the worst case scenario," he said. "I actually almost didn't want to open the door and see what had happened on the lobby side."
"I wish I would have let go of the leash, but it all happened so fast that it pulled me in and it was impossible to take my hand out of the strap."
But the owner's remorse -- and the broken wrist that resulted from the force of being yanked down -- have not been enough to dodge the ire of the Internet. Fox's Megyn Kelly discussed the backlash the owner is getting as a result of the incident: