Florida man in hot water after bust on turnpike reveals undersized lobster tails
Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies figured something was amiss when they discovered the tails lined inside a large cooler.They summoned wardens with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Alberto Varea, the alleged culprit, is now in substantially hot water, facing second-degree misdemeanor charges.
"This is a perfect example how interagency cooperation often results in detection of major wildlife law violations," said Lt. Chuck Russo of the FWC. "This case is a sad example that shows some people have no respect for Florida's natural resources."
It remains unclear what will become of the tails.
-- Pete Thomas
Photo: Lobster tails discovered Wednesday by officers after a traffic stop on the Florida Turnpike. Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission