Here’s an offbeat article that I’ll let speak for itself:
Mankato police say the idling truck apparently was put into gear, then went through a parking lot, across the street and over a curb. The Free Press of Mankato reports a passer-by discovered the dog sitting in the driver’s seat when he jumped into the truck to stop it. […] The driver had left the unoccupied truck running in a nearby parking lot.
(From the Chicago Tribune!)