Friday, November 16, 2018
Activist threw a fisherman’s catch back into the lake. Now, he has to pay.
JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times
Animal activist Michael Leaming listens to his lawyer Peri Sedigh argue for his defense in Pinellas County court Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.  Last year Leaming and members of the group Direct Action Everywhere, protested inside a Pinellas Park Chick-fil-A before confronting a family fishing at Crescent Lake in St. Petersburg.  The fisherman, Robert Hope, had just caught a tilapia when Leaming was filmed yelling at him and throwing the fish back into the lake.  He was charged with ‘interfering with lawful taking of game or fish,’ but that was changed the day before the trial to petit theft, both a second degree misdemeanor.
A man who threw a fisherman’s tilapia back into Crescent Lake will pay a $500 fine and court costs after a judge found him guilty of depriving dinner.
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