Fish Hook Lake, Minnesota. The scene of the fish crime. (Minnesota DNR)
A strange story about fishing, and cheating has emerged from Minnesota. It's probably a few acts of violence short of being a Coen Brothers film, but for the real world, it's still quite the tale.
Tom Mead is a 72-year-old fisherman who'll be cooling his heels for a week in prison. His crime? Trying to defraud the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby at Fish Hook Lakeback in February.
That's right:. Tom Mead besmirched the sanctity of the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby.
How did he do it? By sneaking a couple of fish from another lake into his boat. Why didRead More »from 72-year-old jailed for cheating in fishing competition