The lieutenant honked at the animals and three of them left the area, but a pup with white and beige coloring ran under the officer's car. The officer stopped his vehicle only to find the animal somehow crawled into the undercarriage of the patrol vehicle.
"I'm a dog owner, I'm also a huge animal lover in general particularly when it comes to dogs," Lt. Van Dorn said. He added that a police officer's job is to help maintain the public safe, and that includes helping "our four-legged friends at time and we do what we can to try and keep them safe as well."
Phoenix police say the dog, now named Tahoe, was stuck for about 20 to 30 minutes and wouldn't budge, not even when a hot dog was offered.
Eventually, Tahoe was rescued with the help of Maricopa County Animal Care & Control officials.