Wandering Tortoise Taken in by Alhambra Police

At 150 pounds, the tortoise took two officers to bring it into custody

It may have outsmarted a hare, but a tortoise found in Alhambra couldn't outrun the police on Saturday. 

It took two officers to take a 150-pound tortoise into custody, the Alhambra Police Department said in a Facebook post

"The tortoise did try to make a run for it; but, our officers are pretty fast. Almost had a pursuit!" the post said.


Officials said they received a call about the animal when someone found it at 6th Street and Norwood Place. 

Police found this 150-pound tortoise wandering in the streets of Alhambra.

The tortoise has distinct markings, police said, and was picked up by animal control. 


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The animal's owner can contact the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control center in Downey at 562-940-6898. 

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