Woman Busted for Solo Manatee RodeoBy Steve Casimiro on November 26th, 2012
Florida doesn’t have a monopoly on stupid people doing stupid things, but it’s certainly a market leader. Ana Gloria Garcia-Gutierrez was arrested at Sears, where she works, and faces jail time for riding manatees at Fort De Soto Park two months ago. In early October, the 53-year-old woman was videotaped riding three different animals. “She was jumping from one to another,” said Lynn Parrish, who witnessed the swim. Garcia-Gutierrez told police she was new to the area and didn’t know it was against the law; Florida’s Manatee Sanctuary Act makes it illegal to “annoy, molest, harass, or disturb or attempt to molest, harass, or disturb any manatee.” If only it were illegal to annoy fellow humans. Via LA Times.
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