Woman rides manatee and later turns herself in
October 3, 2012 - 5:29 pm | Category: Weird
A Florida woman was busted for taking a ride on the back of a manatee. Cops received photographs from a witness who saw a woman in the water taking a piggyback ride on the thousand-pound endangered species, and immediately went on a manhunt to find her.
In the state of Florida, the treatment of manatees is taken very seriously. Messing with them in any way is a second-degree misdemeanor.
Finally, after going public with the picture, the woman – identified as 52-year-old Ana Gutierrez – turned herself in. She claimed that she was new to the area and wasn’t aware of the law stating that she couldn’t mount and ride the beast.
She has not been arrested, although charges have been turned over to the prosecutor’s office. She could be facing a fine or short jail term.Article Source