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- Melbourne, Florida, police said they’ve arrested one of two women seen in social media photographs sitting on a sea turtle in July.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was flooded with complaints as the pictures went viral, prompting a criminal investigation.

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Officers responding to a disturbance on Espanola Way on Saturday morning made contact with 20-year-old Stephanie Moore, who had a warrant for her arrest.

The charge on the county felony warrant was described as “possessing, selling or molesting a marine turtle or eggs nest.”

Moore is being held at the Brevard County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

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