Gretchen Carlson just updated us on a story that was trending last week out of Georgia...

She said an Army veteran will not face charges for smashing a car window in order to free a dog that was spotted inside.

Last week, Trace Gallagher reported on "The Real Story" that Michael Hammons of Athens was charged with criminal trespassing after freeing a small Pomeranian mix from a vehicle parked outside a shopping mall.


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Several shoppers had noticed the dog in distress in the hot weather and called authorities.

Hammons decided he wasn't going to wait for police, instead grabbing the footrest of his wife's wheelchair and smashing the window.

When the dog's owner came out, she was irate and insisted on pressing charges against Hammons. 

District Attorney Kenneth W. Mauldin has since announced the dismissal of the criminal trespass charges.

Hammons, who served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and suffers from PTSD, said after his arrest that he would do the same thing again.

"I knew there would be consequences, but it didn't matter," Hammons said. "I mean, glass? They make new glass every day. But she could never replace that dog."

The owner was cited for leaving the animal in a hot car and could face up to 20 hours of community service.

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