Wandering Tortoise Reunited With Human Family

Officials said it took two officers to bring in the hefty 150-pound pet

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    Alhambra Police Department
    This 150-pound tortoise was found in Alhambra on Saturday and reunited with his human family on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

    A tortoise that was found strutting the streets of Alhambra by police was reunited with his human family Sunday, police said.

    After an adventure that may have tired out a lesser reptile, Dirk was taken back to his home in Alhambra to spend his days munching on leafy greens. 

    Police said they received a call about the tortoise on Saturday after he was found moseying at a leisurely pace near Sixth Street and Norwood Place.

    Finding Dirk wasn’t too much of a problem, but bringing him into custody proved to be a bit of a challenge.

    Officials said it took two officers to bring in the hefty 150-pound pet. The animal was later put into the care of animal control who released him into his family’s custody.

    Police joked on Facebook that while possession of a dirk, which is a type of dagger, is a punishable offense, possession of a Dirk can only result in a lovable scaly slowpoke.