A traveler's 7-year-old Chihuahua sneaked into her suitcase and triggered a luggage screening alert at New York's LaGuardia Airport last week, according to Transportation Security Administration officers.

TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said the woman's black hard-sided suitcase was in a checked-baggage area Tuesday when an unknown-contents alarm indicated an officer should inspect the case.

Those unknown contents proved to be her beige-and- tan Chihuahua.

TSA says the owner had no idea that her little dog had crawled in and curled up while she was packing for a flight to Los Angeles.

The woman's husband came to the airport and took the dog home.

Associated Press