VIDEO: Central Florida Man Pleads Guilty In Viral Shark Dragging Case

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Wenzel sentenced to 11 months of probation

ABOVE VIDEO: One of three men accused of dragging a shark in a viral video that sparked outrage across the country has pleaded guilty.

(WESH) – One of three men accused of dragging a shark in a viral video that sparked outrage across the country has pleaded guilty.

Michael Wenzel entered a guilty plea Thursday while appearing in front of a Hillsborough County judge, accepting the state’s offer. One of his felony counts has now been reduced to a first-degree misdemeanor charge. The second felony charge has been dropped.

Wenzel was sentenced to 11 months of probation and 10 days in the Hillsborough County jail. He will serve on weekends starting March 8 and will be released on Sundays.

Wenzel also must complete 100 hours of community service. Half of those hours must be served at an animal shelter. His fishing license will be suspended for five years.

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