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Freeway The M25 Tortoise Arrested

Freeway the tortoiseTHE tortoise speeding on the M23 slip road off the M25 in Surrey has been arrested by John Formby, who has pulled over to hard shoulder and picked up the shell-backed hitchhiker.

“So I pulled over, put my hazard lights on and ran 400 yards down the hard shoulder. Some other cars were coming up and a couple went round the tortoise. Two cars and a van drove straight over it, straddling it, but it didn’t go back into its shell.

“By the time I’d run back, it had got into the slow lane. I ran out picked it up and put it into the foot well of my car.”

And sped off.

Upon inspection, a vet discovered the tortoise was micro-chipped in the USA.

That’s right, dear reader, the tortoise, nicknamed Freeway, and so forever tortured by the moment of his undoing, had plodded on for thousands of miles, heading steadily onwards, committed to his mission to raise money for his favourite charity or just for the challenge, was curtailed by a well-intentioned motorist.

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Posted: 19th, September 2009 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)