Florida woman arrested after she was accused of riding a sea turtle
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Police officers in Melbourne, Florida, arrested one of two women on Saturday who had appeared in photos that showed them sitting on sea turtles. Florida’s Marine Turtle Protection Act restricts the disturbance, molestation or harassment of sea turtles, which are a protected species under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Stephanie Marie Moore, 20, was taken to Brevard County Jail when officers were responding to a house disturbance early on Saturday and came across Moore, who had an active felony warrant for the sea turtle incident, the Melbourne Police Department posted on its Facebook page. Moore is being held on a $2,000 bond. Read more…