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Woman Arrested After Riding a Manatee

A woman didn’t realize a fun ride with a manatee was a bad idea until cops showed up at her workplace and told her it was illegal.

For a couple of months, police have been tracking the woman in the picture riding the endangered sea animal in Florida.

The woman claimed she did not know of any law prohibiting anyone to touch the endangered species.

Florida’s Manatee Sanctuary Act prohibits any accidental or intentional attempts to “annoy, molest, harass, or disturb … any manatee.”

The woman will face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a fine of $500.