NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The Tennessee man who threw a catfish onto the ice during Game https://hendersonvilleonline.com of the Stanley Cup Final is now facing charges.
The Allegheny County Clerk’s Office confirms 36-year-old Jacob Waddell is facing charges of disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting, and possession of an instrument of a crime. KDKA CBS Pittsburgh reporter Paul Rasmussen says according to the police report, Waddell bought the catfish in Tennessee, vacuum sealed it, brought it into the arena in his shorts and then removed the fish in the men’s bathroom before tossing it on the ice.
Play was briefly paused after the fish hit the ice and local catfish vendors have been checking ID to ensure only locals purchase catfish.
Pittsburgh Police released the following official statement on the matter:
“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.” –Pittsburgh Police Department of Public Safety