Florida Woman Is Busted For Riding Sea Turtle, Rodeo Style

27 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

A 20-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of riding a sea turtle in Florida..

Police recognised Stephanie Marie Moore, 20, from the images, first sent on Snapchat then widely circulated on Facebook and Twitter, while responding to a disturbance in Melbourne, Florida.The Melbourne Police Department wrote: ‘Multiple complaints were forwarded to the Wildlife Conservation Commission, who handled the criminal investigation.’

Stephanie Moore allegedly molested the endangered loggerhead turtle on a beach in July – and images which appear to show her involvement went viral on social media at the time. He told USA Today: “I was hoping that some justice would be served because if they didn’t do anything at all that sends out that very wrong message to a lot of people.

Molesting a marine turtle is a felony – a more serious crime – in Florida and, if guilty, Moore faces up to five years in prison and £6,500 in fines.

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