A father was arrested after he posted pictures online of him and his daughters harassing a baby matinee.
One of the photos of Ryan Waterman show him helping his daughter riding the baby matinee. It looked as bad it sounds!
A Facebook friend of Ryan alerted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials, who filed charges against Waterman.
He was arrested for violating the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act, which prohibits molesting, harassing, or disturbing manatees.
Here's what Waterman had to say for himself:
"I never heard that it was wrong, I never thought it would be wrong."
If Waterman is convicted - he'll face up to SIX MONTHS of jail!
But if that sounds harsh, the FWC doesn't think so.
They said in a statement:
"An interaction that may seem harmless and innocent may ultimately have serious consequences for manatees and other wildlife."
The baby matinee could have seriously been injured or been killed by Waterman's seemingly innocuous act.
Stay out of the water…man!!!
And see more disturbing photos (below) !!!
[Image via Facebook.]
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