Thanks to an anonymous tip, a tortoise that was stolen from a Lincolnwood pet store called The Animal Store has been returned safe and sound, if “a little freaked out.”Apparently, she’s a bit resistant about coming out of her shell. But by all accounts, once she calms down – she’ll be fine.
Spur, a 70-pound tortoise, was stolen from a display window The Animal Store in Lincolnwood Saturday morning. July 2. Someone broke the glass front door of the exotic pet shop and took the 35-year-old tortoise from her pen, according to owner Kenn Bearman. Apparently, the thieves were dissuaded by all the Spur PR.
Spur, a female Sulcata tortoise, had been returned safe and sound. He said some good Samaritans found Spur eating grass in a nearby yard and brought her back to the store.