Star did exactly what you're supposed to do when you get lost. She found a police officer.
It was about midnight. D.C. police Sgt. James Black was stopped at a red light at 42nd Street and Benning Road NE, when suddenly a dog leapt through the open window of his unmarked cruiser.
The dark-colored female pit bull jumped on his lap -- and began licking his face.
"I went from being startled to laughing," said Black, who has spent 15 years on the force.
Scott Giacoppo, vice president of the Washington Humane Society, said he's never heard of a dog jumping into a police car for help. But "sometimes a dog senses when there are people who can help them," he said. "It's a sixth sense."
The dog was fortunate to find an officer it could trust, Giacoppo said. Another officer could have panicked and the situation could have ended much differently.