DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) - Monday marked a first for a Diboll PD sergeant.
Sgt. Brandan Lovell went on an animal call involving a 100-pound tortoise named Sheldon that escaped from a fenced backyard.
"I have been on numerous different animal calls, but today was a new one for me," Lovell said in a post on the Diboll Police Department's Facebook page.
Sheldon, who is 48 years old, managed to get 100 yards from his home before he was reported by a citizen. At that point. Sheldon's family coaxed him to their car with an apple, loaded him up, and took him home.