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You don't mess with the law!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumpydogwoman, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Tortoise detained by police for blocking road
    Officers let creature go free in nearby woodland after 'heartfelt conversation regarding his risky behaviour'

    A tortoise was detained by police for blocking a road and refusing to move when asked.

    The slow-moving Florida native was making its way along Nocatee Parkway, north of St Augustine, when St John’s County Sheriff’s Deputy L Fontenot spotted it during a routine patrol.

    Deputy Fontenot attempted to get the animal, identified as “Gopherus Genus”, whose exact age is unknown, to clear the road but he refused and carried on walking.

    The officer quickly detained the suspect and after a “heartfelt conversation regarding his risky behaviour” he was “released on his own recognisance” to a nearby woodland.

  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Isn't it just!
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  4. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    That made me chuckle. Thank you for posting.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  5. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Lead commenter

    I never knew American police officers had a heart! I wonder why he didn't shoot it!
  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I know! Humour! How many British cops save a badger, eh?

    Oops, sorry. Politics. Cuts to the police force.
  7. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Yeah "Reptile Lives Matter".
    Aquamarina1234 and Bedlam3 like this.

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