Miami, FL - This little guy was doggone crazy with worry when his owner left him outside the courthouse.

He scratched the doors, he paced the floors, trying desperately to find a way in.

Finally, success for our perky and most persistent pooch.

Sneaking in through an open door, searching for his owner, somewhere inside.

This the doggy's day in court didn't last long.

Less than a minute later, a bailiff tries to escort our furry friend back outside.

But he doesn't go without a fight.

Finally, the bailiff shows our cunning canine the stairs.

Ah, but the strong arm of the law no match for this manipulating mutt who says, 'okay, I'll use these stairs instead.'

The courthouse caper ends peacefully as man and man's best friend reunite.