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Police post mugshot of accused runaway pug, bail paid in cookies

'This is what happens when you run away from home,' police write

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CAPE MAY, N.J. – A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.

Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too short so he had to lift her.

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

Police posted a photo of Bean on Facebook with the caption: "This is what happens when you run away from home." It took a few hours before Bean's owners tracked her down.

An update on the police department's website showed a seemingly regretful Bean in a holding cell waiting to be released after his bail had been paid.

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

Hadley Hubbard of Baltimore, Maryland, thanked police and posted that Bean was sound asleep after an exciting run.

LeSage posted that Bean paid her bail in cookies.

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

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

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