Stephanie Marie Moore of Melbourne, Fla. was arrested for allegedly molesting a “marine turtle or eggs nest,” First Coast News, a Florida NBC affiliate, reported Saturday. The police discovered Moore while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance.
“During the course of this investigation, officers encountered a subject with an active felony warrant,” the Melbourne Police Department posted on Facebook, along with a photo allegedly showing Moore hunched over a sea turtle. Moore was taken to Brevard County Jail, where her bond was set at $2000.
The Marine Turtle Protection Act makes it a third-degree felony to injure, harm, harass, capture or attempt to capture any marine turtles, eggs or nests, according to FCN.