Florida is cracking down on spring breakers after this infuriating incident

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Florida has always been a popular place for college students during spring break.

But unfortunately, when thousands of college students descend on one small location to blow off steam fueled by too much alcohol, some bad things are going to happen.

And now after this ugly incident was caught on camera and exposed, Florida officials are cracking down on spring breakers.

Dumping trash

The yearly Boca Bash is a party that occurs on the last Sunday of April on Lake Boca Raton in the inter-coastal waterway in Palm Beach County.

Over 10,000 people on boats, kayaks, jet skis, and paddle-boards, come to party and enjoy Florida beach weather in all its glory.

The event has morphed into one of the biggest parties in South Florida on the water, but this year it drew national attention for the wrong reasons.

Roughly, a dozen people are commonly arrested each year for alcohol-related offenses and similar tomfoolery.

But this year’s Boca Bash drew international attention after a viral incident got caught on camera.

A group partying on a triple-engine boat was recorded dumping two garbage cans filled with bottles, cans, and cups into the ocean.

Worse yet, they got caught celebrating their crime.

Boca Raton locals were understandably upset at the brazen littering caught on camera.

Rodrigo Samsing, a local who boats on the inter-coastal, said, “It just really infuriates you to see someone trash the ocean like that. . .You know, nobody else on the boat tried to stop them. Everybody was just celebrating.”

Samsing correctly pointed out that they could have simply waited until they got to shore to offload the trash.

He added, “I mean they already had the trash sitting in the garbage can, they could have just put a bag, grabbed a bag, filled it up, and thrown it away. . .Instead, they just dump it carelessly into the ocean. It’s just really sad to see.”

Florida communities have begun cracking down on spring breakers running amok in light of ugly displays such as this.

Miami Beach even discouraged spring breakers from coming to town this year by instituting curfews, increased parking fees, and beach closures.

Governor Ron DeSantis sent law enforcement to aid local police in spring break hotspots, like Daytona Beach and Miami Beach.

Criminal charges for littering

Florida’s Litter Law states that anyone dumping over 15 pounds of garbage in a waterway can be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor that could result in up to a year in jail and a potential $1,000 fine.

Boca Bash officials claim that they have identified the spring breakers on the boat and alerted local police and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

Boca Bash officials wrote in a statement, “It is irresponsible [sic] boaters like this that have zero care for our oceans that give this event a bad reputation.”

FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto said that the “world is watching” after the incident went viral on social media.

Barreto noted, “This has become a worldwide story. . .Over the weekend, my phone blew up. Hopefully, it will be a huge teaching moment for all of them.”

Barreto believed that 500 hours of community service would be appropriate punishment for the spring breakers.

The Sunshine State wants people to have a good time partying, but not at the expense of the community itself.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.