It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
VENTURA – Police offered a $1,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest of whoever mutilated a family's pet tortoise.
The 40-pound desert tortoise named Bob was stolen Saturday from Bill and Dorothy Sullivan's front yard in Ventura.
The endangered reptile was later found behind an apartment complex, with multiple cuts to its head, throat, limbs and shell, police Lt. Ray Vance said.
“Someone used an ice pick type of knife to stab through the shell,” Vance said.
The Sullivans said they believed the suspects tried to remove Bob from his shell. The tortoise was examined by a veterinarian and it was unclear whether the animal will survive his injuries, police said.
Originally posted by forsakenwayfarer
Random acts of violence are becoming too prevalent in our world.
Originally posted by Grailkeeper
Now thats a headline you don't see everyday....
Wouldn't the turtle be considered an 'Exotic Pet'?, thus being illegal.
Not sure how the laws are in Cali.
Originally posted by redmage
Animal cruelty is one of the 3 major "warning signs" for people who later become serial killers, and for those who grow up to domestically abuse others.