Fan who threw catfish on ice in Stanley Cup game charged with crimes

May 30, 2017, 11:36 AM | Updated: 7:56 pm
(Twitter Photo/@Deadspin)...
(Twitter Photo/@Deadspin)
(Twitter Photo/@Deadspin)

A delinquent Predators fan finds himself in troubled water after hurling a fish onto the ice at Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh on Monday.

According to a story by Sports Illustrated, the fan — identified as Jacob Waddell — was tossed from the stadium and slapped with charges of disorderly conduct, possessing an instrument of crime and disrupting a meeting.

Pittsburgh fish markets have had their eyes on perpetrators like Wardell, who make the trip upstream from Nashville only to buy up all of their instruments of crime and disrupt the Stanley Cup meetings.

So, this menace got particularly sneaky by smuggling the catfish carcass in his shorts all the way from Tennessee to the Steel City, only to whip it out during the second period and fling it onto the ice in all its glory. Play stopped for a moment, and the body was removed from the scene of the crime.

Waddell didn’t seem to regret it — a typical smug criminal.

If you see something, say something. This kind of tomfoolery has no place in Pittsburgh.

The good new for Waddell: The mayor of Pittsburgh doesn’t appear to be taking the matter too seriously. He released a statement full of fishy puns that explained he hopes the fish-thrower won’t be punished too harshly.

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