FORT PIERCE, Fla., April 6 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a man after he allegedly threw a dead fish that struck a boater in the head.
Richard Hughes Corley, 39, was arrested and charged with a felony count of throwing a missile into a vehicle and a misdemeanor count of battery after the late Saturday incident in Fort Pierce, TCPalm.com reported Monday.
The alleged victim and two witnesses told police Corley was fishing with a large group on the North Bridge and had asked the man to move his boat.
The man, who refused to move his vehicle, claims he overheard Corley say: "I will make him move his boat."
Corley then allegedly threw a fish that appeared to have been cut in half and it struck the man in the head before falling to the deck of his boat.
Witnesses said Corley used his fishing line to reel the fish back out of the boat. A police report said Corley admitted to officers that he had thrown the fish.
The suspect was released after posting $15,000 bond.