LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The man accused of painting an endangered tortoise is scheduled to be in court today.
Edwin Escalera is facing multiple charges after officers say he dumped red paint into a hole behind his shop in Lake County.
It turns out that where the gopher tortoise was burrowing. Escalera says he didn't know it was down there.
The tortoise is recovering.