TEXAS — Last week, the Odessa Police Department received an unexpected visitor in their counter. The visitor, named Chico, put up his paws on the counter and proceeded to report about a case of a missing dog. As it turns out, he was the missing dog.
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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 having fun with the dog’s company, the people on duty did not forget that the dog was missing, and so they tried their best in solving the case. They had a problem while solving it, however.
The dog was wearing a collar, but the ID tag had apparently fallen off, so animal control was dispatched to come check for a microchip.
But before the animal control could arrive, Chico decided that he was missing long enough, and he “headed back to his family, all on his own.”
“He ran out just as quick as he came in,” Martin said, having posted about the incident on Facebook. “The owner responded the next day [to say that] it was his dog and he had returned home. He lives about a mile from the station.”
(Image Credit: Facebook/ The Dodo)