Florida Woman, 20, Arrested After Allegedly Riding Sea Turtle

PHOTO: This photo from social media, provided by the Melbourne Police Department, shows Stephanie Marie Moore appearing to be sitting or riding on a sea turtleCourtesy Melbourne Police Department
This photo from social media, provided by the Melbourne Police Department, shows Stephanie Marie Moore appearing to be sitting or riding on a sea turtle

A 20-year-old Florida woman was taken into custody today after photos circulated this summer of her and another woman allegedly appearing to sit on sea turtles, officials said.

In early July, two women were seen in photographs appearing to ride on sea turtles, the Melbourne Police Department said.

Complaints were sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, police said.

PHOTO: Stephanie Marie Moore, of Melbourne, Fla., was arrested on Sept. 26, 2015. Brevard County Sheriffs Office
Stephanie Marie Moore, of Melbourne, Fla., was arrested on Sept. 26, 2015.

Melbourne police responded to a disturbance in progress on Saturday and found a woman, identified as Stephanie Moore, with an active felony warrant for trying to "possess, sell, molest marine turtle or eggs nest," authorities said.

The Melbourne Police today confirmed Moore was one of the women pictured on the sea turtles.

Moore, 20, of Melbourne, was arrested and taken to the Brevard County Jail on $2,000 bond.