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Thursday, April 15, 2010

No fish story: Man jailed for weighting fish

The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 14, 2010; 9:01 PM
DALLAS -- A suburban Dallas man must serve 15 days in jail after admitting to stuffing a lead weight into a bass he caught during a fishing tournament. A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department spokesman told The Dallas Morning News that Robby Rose must also surrender his fishing license. That's after the 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to felony attempted theft after admitting to rigging his fish.
The felony charge relates to the bass boat Rose hoped to win with the rigged fish at a bass-fishing tournament on Lake Ray Hubbard last October.
Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper told the newspaper that her office considered the issue one of a $55,000 bass boat, not a 10-pound fish.
The newspaper reported fishing contest officials became suspicious after feeling a lump inside the fish and confronted Rose.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News,

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