Stubborn K-9 Officer Puts Up A Good Fight To Get His Human Partner To Play Hooky.

An officer looks down at his canine partner who is laying on the ground, just outside the car.

This is probably the cutest act of civil disobedience you’ll ever see.

Jango Fett is a K-9 officer with the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland, a Belgian Malinois whose high drive and strong work ethic makes him the perfect fit for detecting narcotics. Under normal circumstances, he’d do anything for his handler and partner, Deputy Ryan Costin, even take a bullet.

Jango, a K-9 officer with the Annue Arundel Sheriff's Office in Maryland, felt like playing hooky last week. In an act of civil disobedience, he flopped down on the grass in front of his handler's home and refused the deputy's commands to get into the back seat.
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But for whatever reason, he just wasn’t feeling up to the job — maybe because it was a beautiful, spring morning with the cherry trees in full bloom. In any case, when Deputy Costin ordered him into the back seat of his patrol car, Jango Fett ignored him, instead flopping down and refusing to budge.

This peaceful protest took place on a patch of grass outside Deputy Costin’s home, with his wife, Cassie, filming the hilarious scene from inside. This goes on for the better part of two minutes, with the deputy spending most it gesturing, cajoling, and all but pleading with his obstinate partner to just get in the car.


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Eventually, though, it looked as though lazy Malinois was ready to give in. He grudgingly wormed his way up into a half-sitting position, took a peek at the back seat, then… quickly averted his eyes. You can almost hear the pup saying, “Nah, man, just call in sick. C’mon, let’s play hooky for once!”

Acts of civil disobedience are rarely rewarded, but that’s what it takes to get this willful working dog back on track. In the end, these two deputies finally reach a compromise: You scratch my belly, I’ll scratch yours.

Jango, a K-9 officer with the Annue Arundel Sheriff's Office in Maryland, felt like playing hooky last week. In an act of civil disobedience, he flopped down on the grass in front of his handler's home and refused the deputy's commands to get into the back seat.
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Deputy Costin bends down and gives his undercarriage a few good pats and scratches, and that finally does the trick.

“So all I need to get ready for work is a belly rub,” Cassie calls as the suddenly resuscitated Jango finally jumps into the back seat. “Got it, check.”


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The Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office couldn’t help but see the humor in the situation and shared the video on their own Facebook page:

Hey, Jango, we’ve all had those days, and we can absolutely sympathize. We just hope you got some extra treats and rubs for being such a good boy.

Check out this adorable protest in the clip below, and share to spread more laughs!

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