Man Arraigned for Allegedly Stealing Gladys Porter Zoo Tortoise

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BROWNSVILLE – A tortoise stolen from Gladys Porter Zoo is back in its enclosure.

The man who allegedly took the tortoise, Julio Cesar Marroquin has been charged with theft.

A police report was filed on Feb. 6 and the tortoise valued at $3,600 has since been returned to the zoo.

Bond for Marroquin is set at $10,000.

To report criminal activity, call Crime Stoppers at 956-546-8477.


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