An intense standoff between police and an armed robbery suspect outside a home in Phoenix, Arizona took a momentary turn to the whimsical on Wednesday after an audacious pug breached the barricade to try and pick a fight with the SWAT team's K9 unit.

TV station ABC15 captured the scene from above as the barking little dog made repeated attempts to get close to the police canine as the team took cover behind an armored truck.

Thankfully, officers were eventually able to tactically shoo the pug away without incident.