Yaqun Lu, 41, was arrested in Miami Beach, Fl, after a witness saw her stomping all over a sea turtle nest with her bare feet, according to CNN. Lu was also trespassing because she was in an area that was closed off to the public with a sign that said not to disturb the sea turtle nest. According to online court records, Lu faces a charge of marine turtle molestation and harassment.
“The woman jabbed at the sea turtle nest with a wooden stake and she stomped the nests,” stated one witness who spoke to the Miami Beach police who appeared on the scene. Lu did not speak when arrested and did not discuss why she might have decided to trespass and potentially and allegedly harm the sea turtle eggs. “Thankfully, the eggs were not damaged,” stated the Miami Beach police.