On July 24, 2017, Bo, Michael Wenzel, Spencer Heintz, and Nicholas Burns Easterling, posted a video of themselves dragging a shark behind their speed boat. Michael was the captain of the boat while Bo filmed the video.  
On December 12, 2017 Bo Benac, Michael Wenzel, and Spencer Heintz were all charged with felony animal cruelty. In addition to the felony charges, Wenzel and Benac face misdemeanor charges of illegal method of take- shark, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. 
Michael Wenzel posted a photo of himself pouring beer into the mouth of an Atlantic goliath grouper also known as a jewfish while Bo Benac held the fish. Atlantic goliath grouper are a protected species.