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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
Cops 'Arrest' Huge Tortoise in California
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)

(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. (Read more tortoise stories.)

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