Suspect in horrific San Jose tortoise attack released from custody, returns to preschool just before kids arrive

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Dr. Tal Solomon sees if Michelangelo the tortoise wants any lettuce, he did not, at ARCHVET Animal Hospital in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. Michelangelo underwent surgery Saturday after he was attacked. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

SAN JOSE — The 40-year-old man arrested over the weekend on suspicion of bludgeoning and stabbing a decades-old 65-pound tortoise in a San Jose preschool garden was released from custody, then returned Monday morning with a brick, apparently looking for the injured tortoise.

He ran off when the preschool director arrived at 6:40 a.m. Monday, a

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