Police Nab Cold Blooded Suspect In Nebraska

(Full disclosure: Positively stole borrowed the brilliant headline from Omaha.com.)

It seems JP The Little Bearded Dragon Dude took a wrong turn somewhere—he usually hangs out Down Undah.

From Heather D-C.: “Saw this one on the news and wanted to share it with you guys. He is such a cute little guy and the one police officer hid in his car the entire time.”



  1. we bag on nebraska, but if this is what gets two police cars and a newspaper reporter out of their reverie, then it’s probably a nice calm place

  2. Oh cute! there is another close up pic of Monsieur Sun-Bather at the link 🙂


  3. Theresa says:

    Beardies are such nice, quiet little creatures, they’re stereotypical Midwesterners themselves.

  4. He looks very disapproving about his sunbath being interrupted! 🙂

  5. Coffee Cup says:

    Ha! I don’t know if the officer hid as much as he didn’t feel like sitting outside in the sun. Just you know, clarifying.

  6. CritterMama says:

    Here’s an update from the Nebraska Humane Society posted on Facebook on 5/17: JP Update: JP’s adventure ended with a happy ending when his owner came in to reclaim him last night! Turns out JP had actually been missing and his owner was excited to have him back! (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151393314367027&set=a.72755992026.87228.30982157026&type=1&theater)

  7. I’m from a tiny town in Ohio with a population of 124. The country has a population of under 30,000 and a sheriff’s department of 5. One night, at like 2:00 a.m., my parents were roused by banging on the door: “Police! Open up!” And of course they freaked when they opened the door to find the ENTIRE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, ALL FIVE OF THEM on the porch. They thought something terrible had happened.

    Turned out Mom’s car was parked illegally. They told her she had to move it right away or they’d have to ticket her.

    Must have been a slow night.

  8. I’m just glad the little dragon is safe and back home, the middle of the street is really not a good place to sunbathe.

  9. Crystal says:

    Well at least they warned her… that would scare the begeezus out of me! Small town silliness… I know it well 🙂

  10. What was even sillier was the neighbor who called the cops and brought them out there at 2:00 a.m. to report my mom’s offense.

  11. The look on JP’s face – PRICELESS 🙂

  12. I live in Bellevue, and the Humane Society here is amazing, as are the cops.

  13. Oh, boy! Some people!

  14. I am so glad to hear that, Jessica McLain 😀 I hope the Bellevue Humane Society can find loving homes for all those pets that need one 😀

  15. Oh it’s not…?