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Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant Saturday on the charge of violating Florida’s Manatee Sanctuary Act

 

Fla. Woman Arrested On Charge She Rode Manatee

 

A St. Petersburg woman has been charged with violating Florida law by riding a manatee, authorities said.

Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant Saturday on the charge of violating Florida’s Manatee Sanctuary Act. Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies say she was photographed riding the manatee at Fort De Soto Park in September.

On Oct. 2, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman. Gutierrez called deputies and allegedly admitted touching the endangered sea mammal. She told them she was new to the area and didn’t know it was illegal to touch a manatee. The manatee was not hurt.

 

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  1. Ohio Dan

    November 25th, 2012

    Looks like she was arrested for putting red shorts and a hat on a manatee.

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  2. Xavier

    November 25th, 2012

    This reminds me: it’s sex night. Lady X isn’t going to be happy.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    November 25th, 2012

    She trying to get back to Cuba or what?

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  4. MN Patriot

    November 25th, 2012

    If they’re protected, put em in a zoo. That’ll solve it. :)

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  5. T-DUBYAH-D

    November 25th, 2012

    Question. God, why are humans so stupid?
    Answer. Don’t really know. (shakes head)

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  6. Navy Squid

    November 25th, 2012

    So, which one is the Manatee????

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  7. Ya sure

    November 25th, 2012

    There’s riding a manatee and then there’s riding a manatee.

    I’m just grateful that this isn’t a tale of another deviant.

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  8. Unneutral

    November 25th, 2012

    No doubt we need to make an example of her since this is so prevalent.

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  9. Doc

    November 25th, 2012

    I bet she just thought it was Rosie O’Donnell!

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  10. Troy

    November 25th, 2012

    Meanwhile, according to sharia law, muslims are allowed intercourse with sheep…

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  11. Nutjob

    November 25th, 2012

    The sherrif had a press conference asking the publics help in identifying her.

    Imagine watching the local sherrifs most wanted on the nightly new, seeing gangs wanted for murder or drugs, or the flashing molestor, or the innerstate bank robber, or the identity thief whole stole peoples entire life savings………….. and then seeing this come up.

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  12. BigSlurpy

    November 25th, 2012

    the manatee was naked. So he was asking for it.

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  13. Nutjob

    November 25th, 2012

    All I see is a manatee with a hat and shorts, so wheres the lady?

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  14. SgtZim

    November 25th, 2012

    Barry Manatee: “what the hell is that thing on your back, Michelle?”

    Michelle Manatee: “it started out as a wart a few weeks ago.”

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  15. SgtZim

    November 25th, 2012

    Baby manatee:”mom, I thought just their backs were wet!”

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  16. Jerry Manderin

    November 25th, 2012

    What a dumbass!

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  17. old_oaks

    November 25th, 2012

    Good Gawd, that’s a she?

    I’ve been isolated.

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  18. Ricky

    November 26th, 2012

    They need to issue her an inner tube and a board so she can paddle her ass back to Cuba..

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  19. grayjohn

    November 26th, 2012

    “The manatee was unhurt.” Physically maybe, but imagine the trauma of beig assaulted by a fat Latina? “Authorities say the manatee will need years of therapy, and regular checks for herpes.”

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  20. no-mo-obamy

    November 26th, 2012

    That’s no manatee.
    It’s a drug sub that she’s piloting.

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  21. IronyCurtain

    November 26th, 2012

    Will this work both ways? If a human is attacked by a shark can we expect to have the shark arrested and booked for assault?

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  22. Corona

    November 26th, 2012

    Only if it’s a great WHITE.

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  23. Johnny Freedom

    November 26th, 2012

    I’m not one to judge… I’ve made the same mistake myself in a drunken stupor.

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  24. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 26th, 2012

    Damn, brings back college drinking days. That was my pickup line: “Wanna come over to my place and ride the manatee?” It worked every time…as I remember.

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