Police pursue giant tortoise through suburban LA
A giant tortoise has been returned to its owners after a brief police pursuit through suburban LA. It took two officers to heft the giant tortoise into a patrol car so they could turn it over to animal control authorities.
ALHAMBRA, Calif. — A giant tortoise found ambling down a street in suburban Los Angeles has been reunited with its owners.
The Alhambra Police Department says a local family claimed the 150-pound reptile named Clark on Sunday, a day after it was spotted strolling on the street.
It took two officers to heft the creature into a patrol car so they could turn it over to animal control authorities.
The department posted photos of Clark on its Facebook page in hopes of finding the owner and cracked a "Tortoise and Hare" joke about officers capturing the reptile after a brief pursuit.
No word yet on how far the tortoise had gone from home when it was caught.
A call to a police spokesman wasn't immediately returned.