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.
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.