Part of the reason why Dowdy Ferry is so popular with people wanting to illegally dump stuff is its location. It’s close to the Trinity River, and although it’s not far from the city, it is still quite a secluded place. This might have been the reason Gorge Spears allegedly chose to stop here.
Although the cameras had been in operation for a short time already, what they apparently recorded was the first case of its kind. In the video, Spears can be seen driving in Dowdy Ferry before coming to a stop by the side of the road. Then he steps out and walks around to the rear passenger door of his car.
The video, which was shared on Facebook, appears to show Spears opening the door. Next, he grabs a leash and pulls a dog from the back seat of his car onto the roadside. He then leads the animal around the vehicle, away from the road, before getting back in his car.