Bass Tournament Cheating Leads to Jail Time

Robby Rose of Garland, Texas, was caught padding his catch in a fishing tournament when a one-pound lead weight was found in the small fish he caught. Since the prize in the tournament was a bass boat, he was charged with attempted felony theft.
"We took this case very seriously," said Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney Kenda Culpepper. "As far as we were concerned, the case was about a $55,000 bass boat, not a ten-pound fish."

Rose pleaded guilty yesterday to the charge, and received five years probation and 15 days in jail. Even worse -- he has to give up his fishing license while on probation.

"Cheating is cheating," said lead prosecutor Alex Imgrund, "and neither the fishing community, nor this office, will tolerate it."

The fish pictured is not the fish from the story. Link -via Digg

(image credit: Tim-N-Crystal-Connectic ut Outdoors)

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Some guy in Michigan repeatedly raped a baby and left it crippled and brain damaged. The DA cut him a deal (to expedite matters) that amounts to less than two years in prison, and non-inclusion on any sex registry. Too bad he didn't cheat at a sporting event.
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