For the second time this month, a woman has been arrested in Miami for participating in "crush porn."
Stephanie Hird, 29, was busted yesterday while trying to board a flight at Miami International Airport. Her arrest comes two weeks after another woman, Sara Zamora, was also arrested for animal cruelty. Police say the women appear in locally made fetish videos killing small animals and then committing sex acts on camera.
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According to her entry on Model Mayhem, Hird is "a reputable model, agent, and producer" with more than ten years of experience.
But Instagram and Facebook accounts make it clear that she routinely made money from stranger shoots, including foot fetish films and wrestling videos in which she would choke other women until they passed out.
There is little hint of Hird's profession as a crush porn actress, however, except for a black-and-white photo of her posing with the now-infamous Zamora.
Police say the two women performed in videos for Adam Redford, a South Florida fishing boat captain/crush porn producer for a website called SoS Barn. Miami-Dade detectives learned of the crush porn clips from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to the Miami Herald.
Redford is listed as a codefendant in the same case as Hird and Zamora but has not yet been arrested. Last year, he was arrested for creating a crush porn video in which Hird used an air rifle to two rabbits. Redford recently finished serving probation for misdemeanor animal cruelty charges, the Herald reports.
Despite the arrests of Redford and now Hird, a teaser for the video is still up on SoS Barn. At the beginning of the clip, titled "Meagan Chef Rabbit," Hird asks, "What kind of ingredients do I have to have?" She then begins playing with a white rabbit before the video cuts to her aiming at it with a gun, blowing cigarette smoke on the dead bunny, and sprinkling pepper on the lifeless animal.
The video is similar to the one that got Zamora, 28, arrested April 3. In that film, she gropes a man's genitals with her left hand while "repeatedly cutting a chicken's neck using hedge clippers with her right," according to a PETA employee.
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Hird, whose Model Mayhem page shows appearances on NBC Miami's Fashion Forward Denim Special, a David Guetta and Kid Cudi video, and a TLC Strange Sex episode about giantess fetish, now faces five counts of animal cruelty.
"For the past few years, I have turned my career into an investment in my future," she writes on Model Mayhem. "I consider myself very professional, easy going, I'm serious about this and expect the same in return."