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  • 4 August 2014, 9:46

Tortoise Tried To Make A Run For It, Say Cops

A large runaway tortoise detained by police on a California street has been reunited with his owners.

Clark, who weighs an estimated 150lbs (10st 10lbs), was found on Saturday on Sixth Street in Alhambra, Los Angeles County.

Officers appealed for information on their Facebook page and posted pictures of the reptile next to their patrol car.

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

"It took two officers to take this guy into custody because it weighs about 150 pounds (and our cuffs . . . well not practical in this situation)."

Happily, after an enthusiastic public response, Clark was delivered back to his human family on Sunday.

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