• September 30, 2022

Florida Woman Arrested For Alleging Riding Sea Turtle Was Doing This Before She Was Caught

A Florida woman who was photographed “riding” a sea turtle in July was arrested on Saturday, according to police.

Stephanie Marie Moore, 20, of Melbourne, Fla., was arrested on a felony warrant early Saturday morning, Melbourne Police Department said in a Facebook post.

Police were responding to a disturbance call at a home around 5 a.m. During the investigation, officers found Moore, who they said was one of two women, photographed sitting on a sea turtle in July. Moore was arrested on an active felony warrant for molesting a marine turtle.

In early July, two females were seen in photographs where they appeared to be sitting on sea turtles. These pictures flooded social media, and multiple complaints were forward to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which handled the criminal investigation.

Moore was arrested on the active warrant and taken to the Brevard County Jail. Bond was set at $2,000.

In a Facebook Stephanie posted,

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