FLORIDA, KEY WEST – A Florida man was arrested for possessing a shark’s skull in a cooler in Florida Keys.
According to certain sources, Angel Velazquez (39), was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. Velazquez was charged with second-degree misdemeanor.
Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, stated that Velazquez was fishing in a spot that is between Ramrod Keys and Middle Torch Keys that morning. He was spotted by a friend on patrol that morning.
Velazquez’s cooler was checked by sheriff’s deputy officers. They found a bonehead shark, which had been killed and gutted.
Florida law prohibits sharks from being stored in state waters if their heads are cut off, skinned, or filled with any of these substances.
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