A woman wanted after a photo of her riding a sea turtle went viral on social media was arrested, cops said.
20-year-old Stephanie Moore was imprisoned on a $20,000 bond on a felony warrant on charges of molesting, possessing or selling eggs, nest or marine turtle.
Stephanie was one of two women sitting on sea turtles in pictures from early July. After the photos were shared on the internet, the case was taken up as a criminal probe by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Stephanie was apprehended after cops in Melbourne, on Florida’s Atlantic coast, responded to a commotion at a home. Cops determined an arrest warrant had been out for her.
Marine Turtle Protection Act of Florida makes it a third-degree crime to attempt to or capture, harm or harass any marine nests, turtles or eggs.
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