A fan threw a catfish onto the ice in Pittsburgh during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Pittsburgh police have charged him with three crimes, and the social media world has reacted with vigor.
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has issued a statement saying the charges against 36-year-old Nolensville resident Jacob Waddell might have been a little too harsh.
At the start of the second period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh, Waddell chucked a dead catfish he smuggled into PPG Arena onto the ice. He was ejected, and charged with disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting and possession of an instrument of crime. The misdemeanors could carry a 6-year sentence and over $12,000 in fines.
Peduto thinks community service at a famous Pittsburgh fish market would be a more suitable penitence for Waddell.
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