A pit bull briefly "hijacked" a Texas police cruiser, chowing down on the responding officer's beef jerky.
USA Today says police in Kilgore were responding to a report of an aggressive dog over the weekend and encountered a stray pup they nicknamed Cujo.
With animal control officers off the clock, the officer attempted to get the dog into the back of his patrol car so he could be transported to the pound. The dog did hop in eventually, but parked himself in the cruiser's front seat.
Kilgore police chief Todd Hunter overheard the commotion on his radio and contacted the officer to make sure everything was OK. A few minutes later, he got a text that included a photo of Cujo.
"This critter wasn't coming out (notice his lovely smile)," Hunter wrote on the department's Facebook page. "I texted back that the dog didn't look happy. The Officer texted with this statement, 'He ain't, and neither am I.' "
The dog was eventually removed from the front seat and hauled away without further incident.
"The only injury sustained in this incident was to the Officers pride," Hunter wrote.