Dog survives 6-story fall by crashing through sunroof of parked car

By Ben Hooper
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Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A dog survived a six-story fall from the roof of a New York building when he crashed through the sunroof of a parked car.

Emma Heinrich said the 2-year-old French bulldog, Winston, went running up the stairs of her Manhattan apartment building and bounded onto the roof, where he was unable to stop before reaching the ledge.


"I kind of watched him reach the edge and try to slow himself down, but it was too late and he just tumbled over the edge," Heinrich told WCBS-TV. "It was one of the most terrifying moments that I've experienced. It was really, really scary. The three seconds between him going over the edge and him making impact was ... felt like hours."

Heinrich said she ran down to the street, expecting to recover the lifeless body of her 30-pound pet, but she was in for another shock when she made it outside.

"He was just up, sitting on the driver's seat. Just kind of, like, heavily panting but just looking around at everyone staring at him. Everyone was like, 'Is this your dog?' And I was like, 'Yeah.' I was almost, couldn't speak for a minute because I was in shock and awe that he was seemingly so OK," Heinrich said.


Winston had crashed through the car's sunroof, sustaining only minor injuries. He received some stitches at the local vet and was sent home.

"I'm still trying to wrap my head around the astronomical odds of him walking away from this fall with nothing more than a few cuts and scratches," Heinrich told CNN.

Heinrich said she and her husband have offered to pay to have the car's sunroof repaired.

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