Sunday, April 14

Male who took live 50-pound tarpon from Bass Pro Shops yet to be discovered

Authorities in Florida are still looking for a guy who went into a Bass Pro Shops with an internet, eliminated a 50-pound tarpon from a fish pond and went out of the shop with it.

A client videotaped the guy bring the web with the wiggling tarpon as he left the shop, and it was shown the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, which published it on its Facebook page.

The occurrence took place at the shop on Gulf Center Drive in Fort Myers on the night of Dec. 20, however the suspect has yet to be determined.

“Right now, our Criminal Investigations Division is working to follow leads in the event,” Sergeant Sarah Rodriguez informed USA Today/For The Win Outdoors.

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is providing a money benefit for anybody who can determine the burglar.

“Yesterday night, a male suspect got in the Bass Pro Shops in Gulf Coast Town Center with a fish internet in hand, and continued to eliminate a live tarpon from the shop’s indoor fish pond,” the Lee County Sheriff’s Office specified. “The suspect then ran away the shop with the tarpon. South District Detectives are dealing with our Animal Cruelty Task Force, MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife, and SWFL Crime Stoppers in an effort to find the people included.

“If you know on this event or the suspect, please ”to SWFL Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or online at: You might likewise call the info straight into LCSO at 239-477-1000.”

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