And on another day he might have got away with it, but there was just one problem. The cheeky dog, called Shelby, ended up with the evidence hanging around his neck. Owner Susan Bithell discovered the nine-month-old pup with his head stuck in the bin lid and filmed the hilarious interaction that followed.
The Labrador was so ashamed he’d taken himself off to bed before anyone discovered what had gone on.
Susan came downstairs to discover the bin had been knocked over and Shelby was sitting next to a bag of frozen potatoes.
The mum-of-three, from Dukinfield, Tameside, in Greater Manchester, said Shelby is a lovable food monster, and he’ll head for the bin if given the chance.
Susan, 35, said: “He sniffs every bin outside on his walk on bin day, and he always tries to bin dip at home if he gets a chance.
Shelby, who was named after the family in the hit TV show Peaky Blinders, also left social media users in hysterics when the video was shared on Facebook.
You can hear Susan ask: “You’ve been in the bins, haven’t you?” and quickly follow with, “You’re still in the bin.”
One user said: “That is utterly priceless” while another said, “A nice new collar.”
Others said: “Caught red-handed” and “I bet he was thinking if I don’t look at her she won’t suspect a thing.”
Susan added: “He can open a couple of doors here so he can be quite clever despite his dopey moments. He’s a character and we all love him more than we knew possible Chloe Bowen perfect fit for our family.”