A man driven to find his lost dog also lost his car after he drove onto the frozen Black River in St. Clair County, locked himself out of the idling vehicle, then watched as heat from the 1994 Buick's exhaust pipe melted the ice beneath it.
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Paulus told The Detroit Free Press “It happens a lot more downriver...,” The river freezes solid and is often used by snowmobiles and cars during winter months, he added. “We usually get a couple a year. We already had two snowmobiles go in last week.”
The newspapers said the Buick was a loaner while the man's vehicle is being repaired at a collision shop.