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Cops 'Arrest' Huge Tortoise in California

Cops 'Arrest' Huge Tortoise in California
Posted Monday, August 4th 2014 @ 11am  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(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.

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