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Predators fan who threw catfish on ice charged in Pittsburgh

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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.
Jon Garcia / USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

A Nashville hockey tradition made its way to Pittsburgh on Monday night and a catfish cadaver became an instrument to a crime.

Pittsburgh police said a Nashville Predators fan threw a catfish on the ice during Monday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final and is being charged with three misdemeanors in connection to the incident.

According to police, 36-year-old Jacob Waddell of Nolensville — a suburb about 30 miles south of downtown Nashville — bought the catfish in Tennessee and vacuum sealed it, put it in his compression shorts and removed it in a men’s room at PPG Paints Arena.

At 9:30 p.m., during the second period, the catfish sailed over the glass around the rink and flopped onto the ice, police say.

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