One sneaky little pup was not ready to be left at home while its owner took a trip, giving LaGuardia Airport workers an early morning surprise.
TSA officers at LaGuardia Airport found the unwanted passenger on Tuesday morning as they were screening luggage in the baggage area and a black hard-sided suitcase triggered an alarm requiring the bag to be inspected, according to authorities.
Inside the suitcase, which was supposed to go through Chicago with a final destination of Los Angeles, officers found a small beige and brown Chihuahua hiding among the contents.
TSA officials worked with the airline to find the owner of the luggage and reunite her with the dog. Just like the TSA officers, the owner was surprised to find her pet and said the pup must have climbed into the suitcase while she packed for her trip and curled up in the clothes.
The passenger then called her husband, who picked up the dog at the airport and took it back home.