HPD Chief Art Acevedo at the Citywide PIP Meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Turbo the Tortoise


Turbo, an African spurred tortoise, recently escaped from his home in south central Houston. His frantic owner thought he had been stolen and filed a police report with HPD. The next day, a neighbor saw Turbo and called police to report a very large tortoise walking in the area. Officers tracked down the tortoise and realized it was Turbo.  Pictured here are South Central Patrol Officers Traconis (next to Turbo), Tse and Kang (in the background). They were able to reunite Turbo with his ecstatic owner. 


This goes on record for the slowest police chase we’ve ever encountered!