If you are unlucky enough to have your mugshot taken, then you’ve probably committed a crime. Well, this little pug has committed the worst crime of them all. She ran away from home.
They say that crime doesn’t pay, but in this case, I think that it paid off perfectly. If we could have more ‘pugshots’ to look at on a regular basis then I think the world would be a happier place.
When the Cape May Police Department in New Jersey received a call about a delinquent pug, they leaped into action. The naughty pug had escaped from her owners and was wandering around the neighborhood, likely causing lots of trouble. However, the little pug wasn’t quite a criminal mastermind and was easily captured.
Our officer went down and found the dog, picked her up and brought her back to the station.
The naughty pug was brought into the station and had her official pugshot taken. (Who’d have thought someone could look so cute in a mugshot?)
They decided to take her mugshot to get her picture out on social media in kind of a humorous way. We wanted to find the owner because at that point we had no idea who the owner was.
The mischievous pug had hit rock bottom. She was far from home and spent the day in a jail cell. At least she had some time to think about what she had done.
The hilarious pugshot was posted to Facebook and the post quickly went viral. Thanks to thousands of people liking and sharing the post, the pug’s owner was found.
We use social media a lot. It’s a great way to reach a lot of people. You can reach a ton of people. It’s a great way for us to get investigative leads. And sure enough, someone who saw the Facebook post knew the dog’s owner and got in touch with them. We were able to reunite the dog and her owner. Everyone found it funny, but it ended up finding the owner for us.
The pug, named Bean, was finally reunited with her owner. I’m sure she got into plenty of trouble and won’t be running away from home again any time soon. But I for one am very grateful she ran away, otherwise how would we have felt the joy that came from her hilarious pugshot?