Tuesday, October 2, 2012

This Woman is Wanted By Police For 'Molesting' a Manatee

Bob Gaultieri, the sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida, has put out on APB on the woman above, because she was caught on camera last Sunday riding on a manatee's back at Fort De Soto Park. Sheriff Gaultieri says the woman was "molesting" the animal, which, apparently, is illegal in Florida. "This is probably one of the most egregious cases that we've seen of just an absolute disrespect for wildlife," the sheriff said. "When you just hop on its back and want to go for a ride, I mean go ride a jet ski -- don't use the animals." He says if convicted she could serve up to 60 days in jail and fined. Oh, Florida!

source: WTSP UPDATE, Nov. 26: After two months on the run, police arrested Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, at a Sears department store where she works. She told police she didn't know it was illegal to touch a manatee.
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