By Kyle Quick
Is it ironic that the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hits box offices nationwide on Friday August, 8.
NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Wednesday morning was far from ordinary for New Haven Police officers after they were dispatched to a residence around 7:10 a.m. for a report of a vicious turtle attempting to bite, ready to attack, and make entry into the home.
When police arrived they located the suspect on the reporting party’s driveway. Several attempts were made to encourage the large turtle to move by waving a broomstick. The turtle attacked the broom stick by biting down on it but quickly released the stick.
A second attempt to safely move the turtle failed when it bit down on a large shovel, but officers were able to distract the turtle while scooping it up and moving it to field nearby.
However, the turtle was determined and made it’s way back to the same residence, attempting to crawl into the garage when it reportedly “snapped” at the homeowner.
Finally after numerous attempts and assistance from a city worker, they were able to load the turtle onto a truck and safely transport it to an area of natural habitat.
All joking aside, this is obviously not a news story see on TV. Don’t get me wrong it is quite funny considering the fact that the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hits box offices on Friday August, 8.
More than anything this incident is a reflection of the types of things police officers, firefighters, or paramedics are occasionally called for and always seem to go out of there way to do what they can to help.
I am sure the easy thing to do would have been to do nothing because really does a large turtle on someone’s driveway have anything to do with law enforcement.
Aside from giving you a little Friday laughter, I also feel it is important to acknowledge someone, regardless of who they are, for simply doing something nice for someone else.