Woman Arrested For Stomping On Sea Turtle Nest In Miami Beach

A Miami Beach woman is accused of stomping on a sea turtle nest.

Forty-one-year-old Yaqun Lu was reported by witnesses who allegedly saw her in the area that was closed off to the public so the nests would not be disturbed on Saturday.

Because several sea turtle species are protected under the Endangered Species Act and by Florida law, its illegal to touch them or harm their eggs.

Lu is being charged with marine turtle or egg molestation or harassment.

Miami Beach Police say it appears the eggs were not damaged.

Photo by: Getty Images and Miami-Dade County Correction and Rehabilitation

Yagun Lu mugshot


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