The tradition of Nashville Predators fans throwing catfish on the ice was taken on the road for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, and a Tennessee man landed behind bars as a result.
As you may have heard, Pittsburgh area fish markets cracked down on local catfish sales to prevent the infamous tradition from occurring on their home ice. These efforts, however, proved futile.
Per the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety:
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 29 during the Penguins vs. Predators hockey game at PPG Paints Arena, a male patron threw a dead catfish over the glass surrounding the rink and onto the ice.
The male was identified as Jacob Waddell, 36, of Nolensville, Tennessee. Waddell was immediately escorted from the Arena without incident. Waddell is being charged via summons with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime, and disrupting meetings and processions.
What are your thoughts? Was this offense deserving of an arrest?
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