Angler gets jail time for cheating in tournament
A Long Prairie angler was given seven days in jail Monday for cheating at the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby this winter.
Alfred "Tom" Mead, 72, pleaded guilty in Hubbard County District Court to a felony charge of theft by swindle May 20, for sneaking a previously caught fish into the tournament February 2.
Mead admitted to catching two northern pike on another lake and keeping them alive to bring to the American Legion tournament.
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