UPDATE: Stolen turtle recovered by Kenosha Police
KENOSHA-- Kenosha Police announced the department's facebook page Wednesday that they have recovered a 40-pound tortoise that went missing from his owner's front yard in the 4700-block of 8th Avenue in Kenosha.
The tortoise is worth $4,000.
For kindergartener, Kasen McCoy and his brother, Kade, a first grader, it's almost like the \"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles\" live down the street.
Kasen and Kade's father, Marcus McCoy, says the owner never named the tortoises, but the children often referred to the tortoises as Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo, just like the \"turtles\" in the popular cartoon.
\"I like going over there, because the turtles are all over there,\" said Kasen.
Monday night, the children say the tortoise whom they refer to as \"Michaelangelo,\" like the orange Ninja Turtle, went missing.
\"They're like family members to him,\" said Ernesto DeArmas, III, son of the tortoise's owner.
DeArmas says his father has had a lifelong love for animals.
\"He keeps a pretty close eye on them to make sure nothing happens,\" said DeArmas.
Kenosha Police say someone found a way to snatch one 80-year old tortoise, while it was eating grass on the front lawn, as DeArmas' father was doing yard work.
\"It's very unusual,\" said Det. Vicente Correa, of Kenosha Police Department, \"especially for the size, I think he described it as a 40 pound tortoise.\"
Neighbors say DeArmas' father is a friend to all the kids in the neighborhood.
\"One of the best neighbors you could possibly ask for,\" said McCoy.
Kids like Kasen and Kade always come by to feed the tortoises, which is why they're anxious to help, and have this message for the person who snatched their friend, \"Michaelangelo.\"
\"Don't do it ever again,\" said Kasen.
Police believe the suspect who stole the tortoise took off in a brown, Pontiac Bonneville. If you know anything that can help-- call 262-605-5241.