By Staff

CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Carrollton Police are taking no chances that an officer could drive off in a “protected” cruiser.

The department put one of its SUVs out of service for a couple of weeks on Tuesday, March 30, after a dove built a nest and laid a couple of eggs between the windshield and the hood of the SUV.

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Carrollton PD protecting dove and its eggs (credit: Carrollton PD)

On Wednesday, an officer put yellow police tape along the driver’s side door and put the keys somewhere else as well.

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Someone noticed the dove and the eggs Tuesday morning, March 30.

Bird lays eggs on Carrollton Police cruiser (credit: Carrollton PD)

Police said they believe it takes about two weeks for the eggs to hatch, so they’ve taken the unit out of service for the time being.

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The police department posted on its Facebook page Tuesday, “WELP…. Looks like #20026 is out of service for 12-14 days.” Staff