Woman Arrested After Riding A Turtle

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.

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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.

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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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