Police accuse him of criminal damaging.

A man who broke a car window to help two dogs in Parma, OH, stands accused of criminal damaging, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Richard Hill shattered the car window using a hammer, according to the newspaper. In a post on Facebook, Hill said he saw the dogs while on a trip to Walmart.

He posted a photo of the police complaint and a lengthy explanation of the situation. The post has been shared more than 8,000 times.

"This right here is why so many people are afraid to do anything," Hill wrote.

He said he plans to defend himself agains the charge.

Police said the temperature that day was 78 degrees.

"We believe his heart may have been in the right place, but he should have waited a little more," Police Sgt. Dan Ciryak told Cleveland.com.

The owner of the dogs reportedly came back after about 15 minutes.

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