Police arrest woman sought for allegedly riding sea turtles
This photo allegedly shows Stephanie Moore, 20, riding a sea turtle. (Melbourne Police Department)
(FoxNews.com) - Police in Florida say they arrested a woman on Saturday who was seen in photographs sitting on a sea turtle in July.
Melbourne police arrested Stephanie Moore, 20, after they were called to a fight taking place in on the 600 block of Espanola Way in Melbourne. During their investigation, police found Moore who had an active felony arrest warrant in failing to comply with a Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission rule, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Fox 35 Orlando reports the warrant charges Moore with possession, selling or disturbing a marine turtle or nest and was positively identified as one of the women in the photographs.
Social media was flooded with pictures of two females seen sitting on the back of sea turtles in early July, police said. Several complaints were filed and forwarded to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, who then opened up a criminal investigation into the case, according to Fox 35 Orlando.
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