/Preds fan who threw catfish on ice won't face charges

Preds fan who threw catfish on ice won't face charges


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

Just one day after a Nashville Predators’ fan was cited for tossing a 4-pound catfish onto the ice at the Pittsburgh Penguin’s PPG Paints Arena, prosecutors in Western Pennsylvania have dropped the case.

“Having reviewed the affidavit involving Mr. Waddell as well as the television coverage of the incident, District Attorney Zappala has made the determination that the actions of Mr. Waddell do not rise to the level of criminal charges,” a statement from Allegheny County District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko reads.

“As such, the three charges filed against Mr. Waddell will be withdrawn in a timely manner.”

Jacob Deveral Waddell, 36, of Nolensville, Tenn. launched a 4-pound catfish onto the ice during Game 1 on Monday and was ejected…

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