By now, most people have seen the viral video of the brutes who were dragging a shark from a boat. For those who are unaware, a video surfaced recently showing a group of boaters dragging a shark ‘at high speed’ from a speedboat. Authorities have since launched an investigation.
In the video, a man could be heard saying ‘look, it’s already almost dead.’
But a deeper dive into the boaters seems to reveal that this is not the first time they have abused wild animals.
The group of men was identified as Robert Lee ‘Bo’ Benac, Nicholas Burns Easterling, and Michael Wenzel. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission chose not to confirm the men’s identities in accordance with their previous policies.
However, a dive into Bo Benac’s social media revealed a picture of him and his friend pouring beer into the mouth of a large grouper.
The picture was reposted on Facebook and the caption read: ‘friends please share. We need to get national media attention so the state of Florida does its job. This is one of the evil POS that dragged the shark.’
The post also identified Michael Wenzel as the driver of the speedboat and also Bo Benac’s parents as prominent members of the Manatee County Commission.
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