Nashville Predators fan Jacob Waddell can breathe a sigh of relief, after prosecutors have reportedly decided to drop charges following his catfish throwing incident during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The 36-year-old was initially charged with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime and disrupting meetings or processions.
However, according to ESPN.com, District Attorney Stephen Zappala realized there was really no harm done and the little stunt was not enough to “rise to the level of criminal charges” so charges “will be withdrawn in a timely manner.”
Waddell provided one of the best reasons for throwing the catfish, “I thought, ‘Man, wouldn’t it be awesome to get to go to that game?’ And then, like an ignorant redneck, I thought ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome to throw a catfish on the ice at this game?'”
You can’t argue with that logic, I suppose.
And you also have to appreciate the effort Waddell went through to pull off the move. It took real dedication to get the catfish, run it over with his truck and wear it under a pair of compression shorts before launching it onto the ice.
Dreams really do come true.