Man arrested for illegal lobster following traffic stop

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A 29-year-old Miami man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he was found to be in possession of illegal lobster.

 

Deputy Anthony Wales stopped a Toyota Corolla for speeding near the Long Key Bridge at approximately 4:31 p.m.

 

Deputy Wales noticed recently used scuba gear and a supergun in the car. The driver, identified as Jeffrey Alexander Vasquez, initially denied having any harvested wildlife, before producing nine lobster from a bucket in the trunk.

 

Seven of the nine lobster were undersized. All had been speared. All were harvested out-of-season.

 

Vasquez also did not have a measuring device.

 

Vasquez was taken to jail.

 

For information on fishing regulations go to www.myfwc.com