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The tortoise, whose name is Clark, was apprehended by two officers after a chase along LA streets.

“The tortoise tried to make a run for it, but our officers are pretty fast,” a police department spokesman said.

Clark is an African spurred tortoise native to the southern fringes of the Sahara. Tortoises like this run at a top speed of one mile per hour.

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Thanks to Steve Reszetniak for emailing this breaking news to us.