Tourist Videos Police Throwing Turtle Eggs Into the Sea in Manzanillo
It’s turtle season on many Mexican beaches, which brings thousands of sea turtles ashore to lay their eggs — and numerous thieves to steal them. But it’s not often you see someone tossing them away.
A tourist out for a stroll on the beach Las Brisas in Manzanillo, Colima, last week came across a municipal police officer doing just that, and caught the event on film. A second officer on the scene, on becoming aware of the visitor with his camera, ordered him to stop filming.
The cameraman replied that he was in a public place, had the right to film and offered that he intended to upload the video to Facebook. Meanwhile, as this discussion is taking place, the other officer continues to remove eggs from the nest, examine them briefly, and then throw them in the sea.
His colleague threatened to arrest the tourist, who then backed off, while observing that the officer had no grounds to arrest him. And so the video ended.
The two officers themselves have since been arrested after the video surfaced on Facebook and the incident is under investigation.
Read the rest at Mexico News Daily
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