Police pooch takes down suspicious Jack-in-the-box

A Jack-in-the-box met its match in Redondo Beach K9 team member Ammo.

The human child toy was given to Ammo, but officers were unsure if the dog liked the gift - or absolutely despised it - due to his somewhat violent reaction.

In an Instagram video, the German shepherd watches patiently as an officer winds the toy, which is decorated with the Redondo Beach Police Department insignia.

The toy plings a familiar tune before the top pops open and the stuffed toy - a German shepherd - appears from inside. 

That's when Ammo does what he does best. He swiftly bites the head of the toy, ripping the box from the officer's hands before he can react.

Ammo was more than happy to demonstrate his takedown tactics on the poor toy.