by Reggie Noble on October 3, 2012

Well, one Florida woman said to hell with all of that and jumped aboard.

Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez turned herself in Tuesday after local police released photos of her catching a ride on a manatee, an endangered species, over the weekend in Tierra Verde, Fla.

“To her credit, she called us up and let us know she was the one in the pictures,” Sgt. David DiSano of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily News.

Gutierrez was charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor under the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act, which states it is unlawful for anyone to “intentionally or negligently annoy, molest, harass, or disturb [any manatee].”

Police questioned Gutierrez at her home, but she was not arrested.

It’s important for me to point out that the manatee was uninjured, despite Gutierrez’s impressive physique.

[New York Daily News]