Two men have been arrested for allegedly robbing lobster traps in the Florida Keys.
A Monroe County Sheriff's deputy said he was partrolling off Lower Matecumbe Key on Sunday afternoon when he spotted the men diving near a power pole without a dive flag.
The deputy said he spotted open traps near where Alejandro Chao-Garcia, 25, and Hugo Diaz-Gallardo, 41, were diving, and saw a white bag on the bottom near the traps. When he pulled the bag to the surface, the deputy said he saw small lobster tails inside the bag.
Chao-Garcia and Diaz-Gallardo, who are both from Miami, first claimed they found the tails near the base of the pole. But after further questioning, the men admitted going into the traps.
Both men were charged with possessing undersized lobster and possession of wrung tails on the water. Garcia was also charged with tampering with evidence. Gallardo was also charged with molesting traps.