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September 22 Florida man rides manatee, dares police to

It’s illegal to chase manatees, but that didn’t stop 47-year-old James Roy Massengale Jr. from jumping into Islamorada, Florida, in an attempt to make water friends. When some passers-by saw the site, they informed Massengale that it was illegal to chase manatees; Massengale, reports The Independent, explained his intentions: “I’m riding it!” Florida fish and wildlife conservators who arrived found the man “reaching for the manatees in the stream, touching them and laying on top of them.” After learning again that what he was doing was illegal, Massengale reportedly chanted “take me to jail” over and over again.

Unsurprisingly, the officers sent him to jail.

Massengale’s adventure caught him with a $ 25,000 bail, largely due to a reluctance to cooperate.

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