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Concord Police Officer Rescues Tortoise Trapped In Busy Intersection

CONCORD (CBS SF) -- A Concord Police Officer recently rescued a 200-pound tortoise from a perilous intersection, department representatives reported Tuesday.

Lt. Tamra Roberts of the Concord Police Department with ET the tortoise and its owner, who wasn't identified. (Concord Police)

On the afternoon of Aug.17, while Lt. Tamra Roberts was on patrol, she noticed traffic starting to back up on Concord Blvd. Upon investigation, she noticed a large tortoise had walked into the middle of a busy intersection, creating a backup.

Roberts then rescued the tortoise named "ET," and returned it to its owner, who lived nearby.

ET was unharmed in the incident.

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