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'Catfish Jake' gets bar to pay for his crimes after Stanley Cup Finals incident

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Posted at 6:35 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 21:35:12-04

By now, I'm sure you've probably seen the video of the Nashville Predators fan throwing a catfish on the ice during Monday night's NHL Stanley Cup Finals game.

You may also have heard that he was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors in connection with the incident: disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting and possession of an instrument of crime.

The tradition of catfish throwing started in Nashville back in 2003 -- and according to police reports, no one in Nashville has ever been cited for throwing a catfish on the ice.

The criminal, "Catfish Jake" Waddell, went on Twitter Tuesday to thank a Nashville-based bar, "Losers," for agreeing to pick up any fines levied against him.

Jake also told a Nashville news station that he ran over the catfish with his truck to flatten it out so he could shove it down his shorts.

Catfish Jake had a plan and he executed that plan to perfection. Sadly, he didn’t plan on what to do after he threw the catfish on the ice.

Next time, I suggest he finds an accomplice who can take the fall -- or better yet, do the old “switcharoo” so police aren’t sure who to arrest!

This one will likely go down as one of the great “capers” of Stanley Cup Finals history, and perhaps in sports history!

Congratulations, Jake! Well done, my friend!