Woman charged with ‘Felony Animal Abuse’ for destroying a sea turtle nest in Florida

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A Miami Beach woman was arrested on Saturday for jabbing at and stomping on a sea turtle nest.

Yaqun Lu, 41, crossed into an area of the beach that was cordoned off by wooden stakes and tape to protect the nest and began digging at it with one of the stakes, police told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG.

PHOTO: Yaqun Lu, 41, was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on Saturday, June 15, 2019, for digging up a sea turtle nest and trying to stomp on the eggs. (Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections)