Miami Beach Man Arrested for Sitting on Turtle Nesting Area

A Miami Beach man was arrested after police said he chose an illegal place to sit down at the beach to watch July 4th fireworks: a protected turtle...

July 6, 2022
11:16 PM

A Miami Beach man was arrested after police said he chose an illegal place to sit down at the beach to watch July 4th fireworks: a protected turtle nesting area. The man, identified by police as 33-year-old Brandon Bowen, was seen on video verbally arguing with beachgoers after they found him sitting on top of the turtle nesting area. Miami-Dade Corrections When first encountered by police, Bowen denied any wrongdoing, saying he was just sitting in the sand, according to an arrest report. However, Miami Beach Police interviewed a witness that had video of the incident showing Bowen sitting on top of the nest with a towel over the protected area.

Kevin Boulandier