It's not why did the turtle cross the road, but how. 

'Snappy' the turtle (not the actual name) needed to be escorted across the street on Friday July 6 in the Elberon section of Long Branch by Corporal Thomas Hueston because he was holding up traffic.

The turtle didn't receive any tickets but got a stern verbal warning from police before he was let go.

It's not known if the turtle was speed walking or out for a casual stroll.

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