Michael Hammons is an Army verteran from Athens, Georgia. He walked passed a car in a shopping mall parking lot and noticed a few people standing around it. They were waiting for police to arrive in assistance for a small dog locked inside and in distress from the heat.

Without a second thought, Hammons took action and smashed the window of the Mustang. He saved the dog's life. And for his heroism, he was charged with criminal trespassing.

The owner of the car (unidentified) was cited for leaving the dog in the car, but not before insisting that Hammons be arrested.

No good deed goes unpunished. I'd like to think I'd do the same if I ever came across a poor pooch in heat distress. Who else?