At a little past 4pm on Friday, the NYPD received a call about a dog locked in an unattended car at 88th and Third Avenue.
It was about 86 degrees at the time.
The 911 caller said the dog believed to be an American-Eskimo — was locked in the car for several hours, according to a report by NBC New York.
When police arrived, they found the dog to be in distress, and gained entry into the car — which was not running.
Video by NBC New York shows the officers entering the vehicle after smashing the passenger side window. Once they opened the back door, they consoled the dog, gave it some pets and brought it to an Animal Care Center facility in Brooklyn in stable condition.
Melwah Campos, 26, was arrested. According to police, Campos’ address on record is 171 East 88th Street — steps from the location of his parked car.