Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ride'm Cowboy

 Manatee riding arrest

 From the Chicago Tribune: A Florida woman photographed two months ago riding an endangered manatee in violation of state law was arrested on Saturday on misdemeanor charges, authorities said.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's office said deputies arrested Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, without incident at her job at a Sears store in St. Petersburg on a warrant for violating the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.
The state makes it illegal to "annoy, molest, harass or disturb" the endangered aquatic mammals, whose survival is imperiled by manmade threats, including boating collisions. Violations are considered a second-degree misdemeanor.
The arrest stemmed from reports on September 30 that an unidentified woman had been seen touching and riding a manatee - which can grow up to 12 feet in length and weigh up to 1,800 pounds (818 kilograms) - at Fort Desoto Park, a few miles from downtown St. Petersburg.,0,4668012.story
And alcohol was not involved?

1 comment:

  1. I feel so safe now that this woman's been locked up!

    Imagine all the robbers murderers and rapists that were ignored so that this woman could be prosecuted! Not to mention being embarrassed in front of coworkers! Some Enviro-Nazi is behind this! Who else would give a hoot?