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Tortoise reunited with human family in Southern Calif.



By PETER MARTINEZ

A giant 150-pound tortoise named "Clark" is back with his human family today after the Alhambra Police Department found it wandering the streets in suburban Los Angeles this weekend.

According to a post on the police department's facebook page, "The tortoise did try to make a run for it ... but, our officers are pretty fast."

It took two officers to heft the hard-shelled creature into a patrol car to take to the local police station where it was later picked up by animal control.

The police department joked the animal didn't respond to "Michelangelo," "Leonardo," "Raphael", or "Donatello," so it may be a female... -- a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

A facebook post on Sunday stated that the tortoise has returned home, but offered no other information about the owners or how far the tortoise traveled.

"We enjoy keeping families together... Thank you Alhambra partners and FB friends!" the police department wrote.

Editor's note: The tortoise's name has been changed to Clark after the Alhambra Police Department made a correction on their facebook page. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tortoise Found Roaming Los Angeles Suburb

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