Woman Arrested in Florida for Stomping on Sea Turtles Nest

A Miami Beach woman was arrested on Saturday for jabbing at and stomping on a sea turtle nest. Yaqun Lu, 41, crossed into an area of the beach that was cordoned off by wooden stakes and tape to protect the nest and began digging at it with one of the stakes. She then began "jabbing at a sea turtle nest and stomping all over the nest," according to police. Lu was arrested and has been charged with harassing/molesting a marine turtle or eggs. The crime is a third-degree felony in Florida and she could face a hefty fine if found guilty. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials inspected the nest and said the eggs were not damaged in the attack. 

 

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