Video: Man steals live fish from Fort Myers Bass Pro Shops

By Floricua Staff

January 4, 2024

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who was caught on video taking a live fish out of a Bass Pro Shop’s indoor tank in Fort Myers on Dec. 20. The man entered the store in the Gulf Coast Town Center and used a fishing net he took from the store’s shelves to remove a live 50-pound tarpon from the indoor tank before fleeing the store with the fish flopping around in the net, according to WSVN. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission prohibits anglers from taking tarpon out of the water if they’re larger than 40 inches to keep them from dying. South District Detectives are working with the Animal Cruelty Task Force, FWC, and SWFL Crime Stoppers to find the individuals involved. “LSCO is attempting to locate retail theft suspect. But not just your ‘normal’ retail theft,” said deputies on Facebook. “We guess you could say THIS one will o-fish-ially catch your eye.” Anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabouts is urged to contact SWFL Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-8477. Text: Crystal Harlan Video: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

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