150-Pound Tortoise Taken in by Police

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

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    Alhambra Police Department via Facebook
    This 150-pound tortoise found in Alhambra on Saturday, August 2, 2014, took two officers to take 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. 

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