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This man is accused of eating his ex-girlfriend's goldfish. No, not the crackers—her pet.


BATON ROUGE, La. (CIRCA) — A young man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly eating his ex-girlfriend's pet fish and sending her a photo of his fecal matter in 2016, WAFB-TV reported.

According to the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, TV station, the Louisiana State University Police Department reported that the woman had given her ex-boyfriend, along with some of his friends, permission to stay in her dorm room for an NCAA football game on Oct. 21, 2016. When she returned the next day, she allowed then-18-year-old Maxwell Taffin into her room to retrieve belongings before he allegedly told her, “check your fish tank,” and ran out of the room, according to WBRZ-TV.

The woman told officials her pet fish was gone and she later received a text from Taffin's phone that said, "found your fish," along with a photo of feces in a toilet, according to local media.

Taffin later admitted to police that he had eaten the fish, WBRZ reported. According to Rumson-Fair Haven Patch, the pet was a goldfish.

He was arrested on Jan. 8, more than two years after the incident. His charges include cruelty to animals and improper telephone communications, according to WAFB.


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