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CrimePolice: Woman jabbed at Florida sea turtle nest with stick

02:30  16 june  2019
02:30  16 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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According to police , officers and eye witnesses saw Yaqun Lu “ jabbing at the sea turtle nest and stomping all over the nest with her bare feet,” the Lu is facing felony charges for violating Florida law and the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973, which makes it a crime to harm or harass sea turtles

Police arrested a woman who allegedly jabbed at a Florida sea turtle nest with a wooden stick . Yaqun Lu, 41, faces a felony charge of molesting marine The U.S. Endangered Species Act gives all sea turtle species found in the U.S. federal protection. Florida laws also make it illegal to harm sea

Police: Woman jabbed at Florida sea turtle nest with stick © Provided by AFP MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A woman has been accused of disturbing a sea turtle nest in Florida.

Miami Beach police officers on Saturday arrested 41-year-old Yaqun Lu. She is facing a felony charge of molesting marine turtles or eggs.

An arrest report says officers witnessed Lu using a wooden stick to jab at a nest as she was "stomping" around the nesting area.

The nest was in an area closed off from the public by sticks and yellow tape.

Officers say the eggs weren't damaged.

Lu is a Chinese citizen who listed a Hudsonville, Michigan, address. The report says the Chinese consulate in Houston was notified about the arrest. Online records showed no attorney listed for her.

Sea turtles are protected by federal law, and Florida laws make it illegal to harm them or their offspring.

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Woman Arrested For Stomping On Miami Beach Sea Turtle Nest Is Back In Jail.
A woman who was charged with stomping on a sea turtle next was arrested again. 41-year-old Yaqun Lu, a Chinese citizen, was originally arrested on June 15th in Miami Beach. According to an arrest report, officers observed Lu stomping on a marked-off turtle nest and using a wooden stake to poke it. Police say the area was clearly marked and had a double perimeter as well as a warning sign. Lu is facing a felony charge of Molesting Marine Turtles or Eggs; the turtles are protected under federal and state law. Lu was back in a South Florida courtroom on Tuesday.

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