In Florida, police responded to a call about a suspect refusing to clear the road as traffic backed up. Responding to the call, County Sherrif Deputy L. Fontenot tried to convince the ‘Gopherus Genus’ to clear the road but the stubborn tortoise refused and continued on his languid stroll.

The Deputy explained that he quickly ‘detained’ the suspect and had a “heartfelt conversation regarding this risky behavior” and the suspect was “released on his own recognizance.”

“Gopherus was cooperative during the remainder of my encounter with him, so I chose to use discretion and let him go with a warning,” Fontenot said in the statement, but not before grabbing a selfie.

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