Florida man dislikes sea turtles, shoots a volunteer protecting their nest


A 72-year-old Marine veteran who volunteered to protect a sea turtle nest got beaten and shot in the butt for his troubles. Turtle-hater Michael Q. McAuliffe was arrested.

Victim Stan Pannaman told the Sun-Sentinel:

"After he shot me, the guy looked like he was in shock. He looked very, very surprised. He actually headed toward me and said, 'How are you? Are you OK?'
"Sir, you shot me. How could I be OK?" Pannaman replied.

Here's a baby sea turtle chaser:

'It was bizarre,' says disabled vet shot while guarding sea turtle nest (Florida Sun-Sentinel via my mom)