The Odessa Police Department in Texas received an unexpected visitor last week in the early morning hours who walked through the doors and jumped up onto the desk.
The dog was friendly and was anxious to alert the authorities to the fact that someone had vanished from their house.
Sergeant Rusty Martin was among the officers there to receive him, noting that the pup appeared none too distressed by his “lost dog” status. Mostly, he just seemed out for a good time — and he got one.
“We were all excited to have him in the building,” Martin told The Dodo. “We had a tennis ball and threw it in the lobby for a bit. Everyone loved on him.”
Despite enjoying the dog’s unexpected company, the people in charge didn’t ignore the case he had initially brought up. The solution, however, soon ran into trouble.
Animal control was called to check for a microchip even though the dog was wearing a collar with its ID tag missing.
But everything changed before they got there.
The dog apparently made his own way back to his family after determining he’d been “lost” for a sufficient amount of time.
After posting about the event on Facebook, Martin stated that “he sprinted out just as soon as he came in.” “The next day, the dog’s owner answered to say that it was his dog and that he had come home. He resides a mile or so from the train station.”
The Chico dog had solved his first case, albeit one of his own making.
Martin stated, “I was amazed. He could be qualified for the job.