Florida Man Arrested for Making His Kids Ride a Manatee Calf

Categories: WTF Florida
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Manatees are for looking, not touching. Even people who lack common sense should have learned that after Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez turned herself in for attempting to ride a manatee in the Tampa Bay area.

Not everyone got the message. Ryan William Waterman, a 21-year-old Fort Pierce man, has been arrested after posting online pictures of his two young children riding a manatee calf.

During a trip to Taylor Creek, Waterman and his two daughters encountered the manatee calf. Waterman then posted pictures of the manatee harassment on Facebook.

In one photo, one of his young daughters is straddling the baby manatee while the other touches it. In another, Waterman himself is shown lifting the manatee out of the water.

Apparently someone who saw the pictures contacted authorities. According to the Palm Beach Post, Waterman has now been arrested for violating the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.

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26 comments
aceofspeeds
aceofspeeds

Jeez, why couldn't he just go to a store, buy a blow-up or stuffed manatee and have his kids play with it in the water?


FrauBlucher
FrauBlucher

sorry, idiots....the world isn't a disney ride for your stupid brats.

he fact that he's 21 with two kids speaks volumes.

alexiazoe
alexiazoe

Wow NO respect for our animals, our fragile and ENDANGERED native animals...everyone should be teaching their children how to respect manatees and all our other delicate creatures..and educating their kids on how vital they are to our ecosystem; not placing your kid ON them ..what a stupid idiot. sad.

Fabian Andrades
Fabian Andrades

What an imbecile ,,, feel sorry for the kids, they deserve better

Abby Goss
Abby Goss

Where is mama manatee when you need her, kick some ass, take some names and maybe swallow a few people, Lolz?

Keith Lawler
Keith Lawler

On Twitter Follow this guy @_floridaman He is great. Always doing such silly things. @_floridaman is a top man!

Rod Deal
Rod Deal

Yet he would have killed the manatee if the child got hurt. :(

Caroline Beaudoin
Caroline Beaudoin

What an idiot!! Hey look at me... I'm seating ON an endangered animal!! STUPID

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

Where is the calf's mother? So sad that people can't leave other living things alone.

Burbank Okuda
Burbank Okuda

A complete idiot who doesn't valu man or mammal

Danielle Gough
Danielle Gough

Omar Eraso lol, that's y we can't have nice things!

b0nd38372
b0nd38372

@Caroline Beaudoin Sitting*

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