Police release hilarious ‘pugmug’ shot after runaway dog is picked up

"This is what happens when you run away from home."
July 21, 2018 4:47 pm Last Updated: July 21, 2018 4:47 pm

Bean the pug recently found herself in a bit of a trouble when she wandered away from her owner in Cape May, New Jersey, on July 15.

The dog, who was spotted roaming around neighbors’ yards in the New Jersey shore town, was collared by Patrolman Michael LeSage.

When LeSage responded to a call from a family about the pudgy intruder, he spotted the runaway and was able to apprehend Bean. But he told NJ.com that the pug required a little assistance getting into the back of his patrol car.

Once at the station, officers decided they needed to get the word out about their latest capture.

This is what happens when you run away from home. This guy was captured sneaking through yards on the 1300 block on New Jersey Avenue. #pugmug If you know his owner please contact 609-884-9500

Posted by Cape May Police Department on Sunday, July 15, 2018

In hopes of finding Bean’s caretaker to pay her bail, the Cape May Police Department took Bean’s pugshot and shared it on Facebook.

It didn’t take long before the hilarious “pugmug” was shared thousands of times.

“She didn’t even need a leash, she followed me around, I just said ‘c’mon girl,’ so I thought I’d give her a tour of the station and take her to her cell just like I would anybody,” LeSage told ABC News. We just hung out at the station here and had a good time.”

Less than an hour after the pooch’s adorable face had been seen by countless people on Facebook, the police department posted another photo of their furry fugitive.

Update – the pug’s owner has been located and he has been released on bail

Posted by Cape May Police Department on Sunday, July 15, 2018

Luckily for Bean, she didn’t have to stay in her cell overnight.

A neighbor reportedly saw the pug’s photo and alerted Bean’s owner, who went down to the station to retrieve the little troublemaker.

Apparently Bean, the Pug, paid her bail in cookies!

Posted by Cape May Police Department on Monday, July 16, 2018

No word on whether this incident will go on Bean’s record, but one thing is for sure, she provided the Cape May Police Department and countless people with a good laugh.

“It was a fun way to put the information out there,” Cape May Police Chief Anthony Marino told DailyMail.com.