Cops 'Arrest' Huge Tortoise in California

150-pounder back with his (human) family

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 4, 2014 7:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Los Angeles County have captured a slow-moving escapee. Clark the tortoise makes his home with a family in the city of Alhambra; he apparently managed to run away while the family was at a baseball game, an animal control official tells the Los Angeles Times. He didn't get far before a neighbor called the cops on him. Police took him "into custody" even after he tried to "run" from them, they say on Facebook, via KTLA. Collecting the 150-pound creature required two officers, and handcuffs were "not practical in this situation," police say. Clark is now back with his family, the Times reports.

This Aug. 2, 2014 photo provided by the Alhambra Police Department shows a giant 150-pound tortoise who was found wandering the streets of Alhambra, Calif.
This Aug. 2, 2014 photo provided by the Alhambra Police Department shows a giant 150-pound tortoise who was found wandering the streets of Alhambra, Calif.   (AP Photo/Alhambra Police Department)
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