Iowa museum says African leopard tortoise was never stolen; employee lied to keep up the story

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: April 5, 2013 - 5:04 PM

DUBUQUE, Iowa - An African leopard tortoise thought to be stolen from an Iowa museum was actually trapped behind paneling in her enclosure, and a misguided employee who found her lied to keep up the story about her theft, the museum announced Friday.

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