Monday, August 04, 2014

Wandering tortoise detained by police

A tortoise found in Alhambra, California, couldn't outrun the police on Saturday.

It took two officers to take a 150-pound tortoise into custody, the Alhambra Police Department said. "The tortoise did try to make a run for it; but, our officers are pretty fast. Almost had a pursuit!"

Officials said they received a call about the animal when someone found it wandering on the road. The tortoise has distinct markings, police said, and was picked up by animal control.

The animal's owner can contact the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control centre.

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