At about 10 p.m. on Friday, Maui Police Department officers responded to 811 Front Street in Lahaina following the report an assault against a monk seal.
According to MPD, witnesses reported that two males approached a monk seal that was sleeping on the shoreline south of the address and attempted to push the seal back into the water. One of the males allegedly kicked the seal.
Police located the two males nearby as they were identified by witnesses. The males were arrested for the offense of Taking of a Monk Seal Prohibited. Both males were subsequently charged and bail set at $1,000 each.
The males were identified as 38-year-old Lucas Meister of Lahaina and 21-year-old Daniel Davison of Lahaina.