Denver: Dog dies in car while ‘Idol’ hopeful performs |

Denver: Dog dies in car while ‘Idol’ hopeful performs

Kirk Mitchell
Denver Post

DENVER, Colorado –A small terrier died in a hot car while its owner’s girlfriend waited in a long line to audition for “American Idol” at nearby Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.

Quincy Vanderbilt, 24, was served Tuesday with a misdemeanor summons for animal cruelty, said Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver district attorney’s office.

Vanderbilt drove his girlfriend from North Dakota to Denver so she could audition for “American Idol,” Kimbrough said.

He left the dog in the car with the windows rolled up early in the morning, she said. Temperatures Tuesday reached 90 degrees, and his car was parked on asphalt, she said,

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