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3 Men Charged After Taking Video Of Helpless Shark Being Dragged Behind Speedboat

Three men have been charged with animal cruelty after being identified in a shark-dragging video that went viral in July. Miami charter fisherman Mark Quartiano posted the video on Facebook after two Instagram users (who he said were part of the cruelty) sent it to him.

“I was horrified,” Quartiano told CNN. “I’ve been shark fishing for 50 years, and I’ve never seen a disrespect for an animal my entire career that was that evil.”

In the video, men drag a shark behind a speedboat and laugh as it wriggles and flops around in pain.

At one point, one of the men appears to say with a jovial tone, “I think it’s almost dead.”

The video disturbed thousands of people, who shared it in the hope that it would lead to the capture of the three men responsible.

Now, arrests have been made. Michael Wenzel, 25; Robert Lee Benac, 28; and Spencer Heintz, 23,

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/men-charged-video-dragging-shark-speedboat

Video Captures Terrifying Moment A Shark Attacked A Women On Her Honeymoon

A newlywed was attacked by a shark during her Caribbean honeymoon and the whole incident was caught on camera.

“I felt a whoosh of water, something clamped down on my arm and I assumed my husband was playing a prank on me,” Sarah Illig told the Daily Mail.

Illig was swimming with the sharks, which apparently was a luxury that the resort that she was staying at with her hubby were offered. The bride said she is lucky to still have her arm. She was injured but in the end, the bite didn’t require stitches. Her husband Evan Carroll caught the incident on camera.

In the video, Illig is seen recoiling in pain after being bitten.

“Less than a second later I realized how much it hurt and looked past where my goggles were blocking my side vision to see the shark [bigger than myself]

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/video-captures-terrifying-moment-a-shark-attacked-a-women-on-her-honeymoon

Star Of MTV Reality Show ‘Siesta Key’ Connected To Horrifying Shark Dragging Video

A reality show about rich, young people in an idyllic setting has been overshadowed by allegations of animal abuse. According to PeopleFlorida authorities have identified the suspects behind a horrifying shark dragging incident. Although the names have not been made public, it appears one of them is tied to the new MTV show “Siesta Key.”

Activists have connected one of the show’s stars, Alex Kompothecras (pictured center), to the incident. In the viral abuse video, a group of individuals is seen dragging a shark with their high-speed boat. 

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WTF IS GOING ON HERE ???? JUST GOT THIS ON MY FEED ! SENT FROM @bearjew428 AND @MICHAELWENZEL .FOR ONCE I MAY HAVE TO AGREE WITH @PETA. #WHODOESTHISSHIT #sowrong #notcool

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Kompothecras denied that he is one of the suspects and pointed

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Horrifying Viral Video Of Shark Being Dragged By Speed Boat Is Under State Investigation

Authorities in Florida are investigating after a video of a shark being dragged has gone viral. According to the Miami Herald, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is on alert after a clip showed boaters traveling at high speed and dragging a shark behind their vessel.

The video, which has over 50,000 views on Instagram, can be seen below:

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WTF IS GOING ON HERE ???? JUST GOT THIS ON MY FEED ! SENT FROM @bearjew428 AND @MICHAELWENZEL .FOR ONCE I MAY HAVE TO AGREE WITH @PETA. #WHODOESTHISSHIT #sowrong #notcool

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“The FWC takes this very seriously and is currently investigating this incident. We are also attempting to identify the individuals in the video and where it took place,” said Rob Klepper, public information coordinator, in an email Tuesday

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/horrifying-viral-video-of-shark-being-dragged-by-speed-boat-under-state-investigation