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Friday, July 28, 2017

Man identified in shark-dragging video asks police for more patrols at Florida home

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 1:06 PM

One of the four men recently identified in a viral video that shows a shark being brutally dragged behind a speed boat has asked local authorities for increased police patrols at his home in Palmetto, Florida.

According to WFOX-TV, Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler confirms that an unnamed 21-year-old featured in the video has asked for an increase of police patrols in front of his home. "There aren’t any crowds gathered outside," said Tyler to the station. "We’re just keeping an extra eye open."

All four men in the video are currently being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, but have yet to be charged with a crime.

Due to policy, the FWC has not released the men’s names, but local news outlets and social media users have named all four individuals.

Besides the shark video, one of the individuals on the boat has a well-documented history of posting disturbing photos to his social media accounts, including a post where he is posing with a protected spotted eagle ray, and another where he allegedly uses a dead dog for shark bait.

To say people aren't pleased is an understatement.

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