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Florida Man Arrested for Illegally Spearfishing and Molesting a Turtle

Not only is spearfishing illegal, but so is assaulting sea turtles.

Carlos Argen Hernandez was arrested and charged for molesting a sea turtle, possession of an undersized nurse shark, illegally spearfishing, and failure to keep fish in whole condition.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission says a 911 call accused Hernandez of diving in and taking the turtle from the water, where he then took pictures with it.

They also discovered Hernandez had multiple snapping turtles that were filleted where he was fishing, which is also illegal.

Hernandez was also held at the Monroe County Detention Center with a $4,700 bail.

 

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Florida Man Arrested for Illegally Spearfishing and Molesting a Turtle