Louisville’s famous tortoise Spike gets away with jaywalking

Louisville’s famous tortoise Spike gets away with jaywalking
The 85 pound African tortoise named Spike is a beloved member of the Louisville community.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - On this World Turtle Day, a couple of Louisville Metro Police officers came across Louisville’s famous tortoise -- Spike.

He’s the unofficial mascot of Wayside Christian Mission.

Thursday, Spike was out for a walk when he jaywalked right in front of the officers! But after posing for a photo they let him off without a warning.

It's World Turtle Day!! Some of you may know the unofficial mascot of Wayside Christian Mission, "Spike". Spike was...

Posted by Louisville Metro Police Department on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Spike made headlines in 2016 when he nearly died after being hit by a car in the Wayside parking lot.

Vets repaired his broken shell and today he’s almost as good as new.

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