Catfish attack over the weekend being investigated by Lufkin Police Department

The alleged attack involved an actual catfish, not the kind that entrapped Manti Te'o.
By Evan Bleier  |  June 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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LUFKIN , Texas, June 4 (UPI) -- Texas police are still investigating to see if they can hook anyone with charges after an alleged fish-slapping incident over the weekend.

During the incident in Lufkin, a woman supposedly slapped her sister-in-law in the face face with a dead catfish.

Officers from the Lufkin Police Department responded after receiving a call about a domestic disturbance early Sunday morning.

"The argument allegedly started because a female put a catfish in her sister-in-law's face," Sgt. Mike Shurley said, according to KTRE. "An argument then ensued between the woman and her brother, which turned physical. According to the brother, his sister slapped his wife in the face with the fish, and he told her to leave, and eventually she did."

All three people who were involved gave statements to police.

According to Shurley, the woman told police that her brother had been beating his wife, a claim that he denied.

The man at the scene was arrested on an outstanding warrant, KETK reported. No other arrests were made and no charges have been filed involving the catfish at this time.

"Due to lack of independent witnesses and conflicting stories, the case has been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation," Shurley said.

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