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Fla. Woman Arrested On Charge She Rode Manatee
NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Nov 24, 2012

Posted on 11/24/2012 4:12:03 PM PST by nickcarraway

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

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.

That same month, authorities told Gutierrez that charges would be forwarded to prosecutors, officials said. Officials at the time said the crime may not have been an arrestable offense, because a deputy was not present when it occurred.

Still, the case was referred to the Pasco-Pinellas State Attorney's Office, which conducted a review and issued the misdemeanor arrest warrant, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The manatee law states it is unlawful “for any person at any time, by any means, or in any manner intentionally or negligently to annoy, molest, harass, or disturb or attempt to molest, harass, or disturb any Manatee."

The maximum penalty is a $500 fine and six months in jail. Gutierrez was released on $1,500 bail


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: florida; manatee; nannystate

1 posted on 11/24/2012 4:12:17 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, the Hugh womanatee!


2 posted on 11/24/2012 4:13:16 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 11/24/2012 4:13:23 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

GUILTY!


4 posted on 11/24/2012 4:15:13 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: nickcarraway

Manatees wear bathing suits?


5 posted on 11/24/2012 4:16:33 PM PST by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: nickcarraway

She violated a manatee? Oh, the horror!


6 posted on 11/24/2012 4:16:44 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: nickcarraway

That is just made for jokes


7 posted on 11/24/2012 4:16:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

old news, this happened a few months ago.

I think she got off fairly lightly after apologizing and admitting to stupidity.


8 posted on 11/24/2012 4:17:52 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

She didn’t hurt the manatee.


9 posted on 11/24/2012 4:18:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oh for pete’s sake. I am so tired of the guardians of the earth!

So what? Probably the most excitement that manatee has had all year.

If the manatee cannot survive, well baby...that’s evolution.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 4:19:20 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: nickcarraway
Shannon Bream should have reported;
11 posted on 11/24/2012 4:19:25 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: nickcarraway

Every time I hear the phrase, “Riding the Manatee” I think of that sex-crazed love poodle, Algore.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 4:20:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: nickcarraway

F’ her, and the manatee she rode in on!


13 posted on 11/24/2012 4:23:03 PM PST by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway

Amazing, the lengths those Pinellas County treehugging a__holes will go when they are bored.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 4:28:51 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: rfp1234; martin_fierro

15 posted on 11/24/2012 4:31:31 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: nickcarraway
Florida’s Manatee Sanctuary Act.

Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

16 posted on 11/24/2012 4:39:30 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: nickcarraway

Hey, what else can we expect all these public payrollers to do, the sheriff and the good deputies and the public prosecutor and the judge and ...and....

after all, they’ve successfully eliminated all crime in Florida for us, haven’t they?


17 posted on 11/24/2012 4:45:22 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: jessduntno
GUILTY!

For humans, yes.

But let's hear from the aggrieved party (the manatee).

18 posted on 11/24/2012 4:45:26 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: nickcarraway

There’s a limerick in this somewhere


19 posted on 11/24/2012 4:47:18 PM PST by Mercat
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To: jessduntno
That's a nice semi-exposed camel toe...but that isn't Shannon Bream.

But the heck with the fine print...she looks like a nice person.;-)

20 posted on 11/24/2012 4:48:08 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: jessduntno

good pic but I think that is Courtney Friel


21 posted on 11/24/2012 4:48:15 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: nickcarraway

22 posted on 11/24/2012 4:49:08 PM PST by null and void (The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.)
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To: abb
best yet!
23 posted on 11/24/2012 5:02:44 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: jessduntno

Don’t you just love the tin roofing material for the stage?


24 posted on 11/24/2012 5:04:08 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway

I hear Rosie O’Donnell’ s girlfriend gets arrested for this every time they go swimming in Florida.


25 posted on 11/24/2012 5:05:46 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: null and void

26 posted on 11/24/2012 5:13:48 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: nickcarraway

A good manatee is hard to find.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 5:15:43 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

There are more protections for manatees than for unborn humans.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 5:15:54 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: abb

I'm ... Batmanatee.

29 posted on 11/24/2012 5:16:18 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

bookmark...


30 posted on 11/24/2012 5:21:49 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: nickcarraway
The manatee law states it is unlawful “for any person at any time, by any means, or in any manner intentionally or negligently to annoy, molest, harass, or disturb or attempt to molest, harass, or disturb any Manatee."

Did they ask the manatee if he felt annoyed, molested, or harassed? Perhaps he enjoyed it. What does a manatee do for fun anyway?

31 posted on 11/24/2012 5:32:17 PM PST by iowamomforfreedom
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

“Welcome to the Rodeo, Calamity Jane!”

Thanks nickcarraway.


32 posted on 11/24/2012 5:37:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: martin_fierro

http://www2.tbo.com/news/2012/nov/23/manatee-man-found-naked-street-says-he-was-robbed-ar-574551/
Manatee man found naked on street says he was robbed


33 posted on 11/24/2012 5:39:43 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: MV=PY

Yes, they have a Manatee Sanctuary Act but they starve hospice patients to death.


34 posted on 11/24/2012 5:43:20 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Ken H

LOL


35 posted on 11/24/2012 5:47:51 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: nickcarraway

Was Chris Christie recently in Florida?


36 posted on 11/24/2012 5:51:54 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: driftdiver
I think she got off fairly lightly after apologizing and admitting to stupidity.

Read, don't think. This pig was arrested today for the ride she took in September.

37 posted on 11/24/2012 6:48:18 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

oh shut up


38 posted on 11/24/2012 7:09:37 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

There was an old gal from St. Pete
Who decided to perform a great feat.
With one leap of her might,
It sure was a sight
As her vanity got manatee`d.


39 posted on 11/24/2012 7:16:56 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (yup)
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To: nickcarraway

so how many people have been arrested for voter fraud ? priorities are all messed up


40 posted on 11/24/2012 8:35:53 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: nickcarraway

Noooooooo score for that cowgirl!


41 posted on 11/24/2012 8:49:42 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s it! We have lost a million freedoms in a America. Now we can no longer ride a Manatee? That’s it! CWII!!!


42 posted on 11/24/2012 10:57:07 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: ladyjane

Ma’am,

Please pardon my laughter. But, as you imply, the foolishness is far beyond ridiculous.

What passes for thinking these days is amazing.


43 posted on 11/24/2012 10:57:48 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: nickcarraway

To begin with manatees are not native to Floriduh.
Manatees use to be used for transportation from the mainland to Hutchinson Island and back.
Also they make some fine steaks.


44 posted on 11/25/2012 3:38:02 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: nickcarraway

Busted: Ana Gloria Garcia-Gutierrez, 53, was arrested by Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning for riding a manatee in September

45 posted on 11/25/2012 5:15:48 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: nickcarraway

It sure is hard sitting here letting these soft curve balls just go by....

The one liners just write themselves with headline/storyline like this BUT also gives one a chance of being ‘banned’ or at least comment bounced....<: <: <:

Is #45 a picture of the Manatee?


46 posted on 11/25/2012 5:42:51 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: xrmusn
Is #45 a picture of the Manatee?

That is being researched even now, I'm told.

47 posted on 11/25/2012 6:06:57 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Is #45 a picture of the Manatee?
That is being researched even now, I’m told.
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It always humanizes (whatever) a story if one is provided a picture of the victim.....

Also helps ascertain the level of guilt or innocence.

Now that is a decent looking Manatee but sorta on the downside if not the Manatee.


48 posted on 11/25/2012 7:58:41 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: abb

I’ve seen better heads on boils.


49 posted on 11/25/2012 2:40:55 PM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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