Group of women apparently tried to steal turtles from Prospect Park

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Saturday, May 13, 2017
(W.I.L.D. for Prospect Park)
W.I.L.D. for Prospect Park

PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A wildlife group is asking city parkgoers to be on the lookout after a group of women tried to steal turtles from Prospect Park.

"Wild Prospect Park" posted a photo to Facebook.

They say a group of five women were by the lake near park circle, luring turtles out of the water and bagging them up.

A bystander saw what was happening and stopped them.

The group says nine bags of turtles were found.