Turning up at the front desk of the police station to hand himself in, he was not the usual suspect.
The fugitive did come quietly, though, giving a friendly smile as held out his hands – well, paws.
Chico the one-year-old husky-German shepherd cross wandered into Odessa police station in Texas at 3.30 am after going for a midnight stroll. Sergeant Rusty Martin said: ‘It was as if he decided to pay the kind officers a visit to brighten up their day.’
Chico received plenty of love and attention, he added. ‘We had a tennis ball and threw it in the lobby for a bit. Everyone loved him.’