FORT MYERS, Fla.– A Fort Myers Beach stone crabber is searching for what she calls a “crab trap bandit” after 10 of her traps were taken out of the water overnight earlier this week.
Melody is stone crab trapper with Maritime Charter South, a company that also hosts dolphin excursion.
She said when the boat crew went to check their traps this week, many of them were missing.
“They found 10 missing traps in the traps they had set out,” Melody said.
“This steals food from our family and friends.”
With each trap costing anywhere from $200-$300, they’re out...