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Cashew the Turtle Hidden in an Elevator

by Associated Press posted Apr 5 2013 5:29PM
 DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa museum says an employee hid a presumed stolen African leopard tortoise in an elevator after finding the 18-pound reptile trapped behind paneling in her enclosure.
 
     The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque says the employee's bizarre move was a misguided attempt to prevent further embarrassment after officials announced Tuesday that they believed Cashew had been taken as a prank.
 
     Cashew was discovered in the elevator on Thursday and officials said they supposed the regretful thief had smuggled her back inside.
 
     President and CEO Jerry Enzler says Friday that an employee actually found Cashew some time earlier, wedged behind a wall panel. The employee then put her in the elevator to keep up the impression she had been stolen.
 
     Enzler says the employee will be reprimanded.
 
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : Iowa
People : Jerry Enzler
04/05/2013 5:29PM
Cashew the Turtle Hidden in an Elevator
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