A couple “severely damaged” wildlife on Anna Maria Island in Florida on Saturday.
Authorities are still searching for the man and woman who destroyed five loggerhead sea turtle nests, with around 100 eggs each and killed two black skimmer chicks with their car at 10:30 p.m., People reported.
They were “heard laughing” while they ran over the barriers that protected the sea turtle nests in Holmes and Bradenton Beach.
"It's a miracle they didn't hit any people," Fox told the Bradenton Herald. "I'm upset about the chicks and turtles, but I am more upset that a child could have been hurt and that is unacceptable for us."
Fox said she and her team cannot determine if the turtle eggs were damaged and have to wait three more weeks to avoid “any viable hatchlings,” People reports.
“Florida law says these guys could get prison time. Plus a hefty fine. I believe it is $100 per egg,” Fox said to People.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Holmes Beach Police Department at 941-708-5804.