Police Reunite Traveler With Lost Turtle at NYC Bus Station

A turtle found wandering around a busy New York City bus terminal has been reunited with its grateful but sleepy owner.

A bus dispatcher summoned police Sunday after the rambling reptile was found on a roadway inside the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey terminal, according to spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

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The turtle had spent about a half-hour at the police desk when a clue emerged: a man holding a second turtle.

He told police that he'd fallen asleep, and the turtles had climbed out of his shoulder bag and went exploring.

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He went to claim the second turtle. Then all three hit the road - together. Their final destination was unknown.

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