Nice try, pup!
His owner was onto him. So, per their request, Kowash held back on the handouts and gave him just affection instead.
But the dog did still come out ahead in the end:
“Fortunately for him, not everyone read the tag. He got a few bites from other people,” Kowash said. “Once we started cleaning up, he must have decided he wasn't going to get much more, because the next time I looked, he had moseyed home.”