Sidney police are looking for the culprit who tried to spoil Kids’ Fishing Day.
Police Chief Mike Brown issued a release saying that someone turned off the oxygen to a stock tank last Friday evening in Sidney’s Legion Park, killing approximately 300 trout.
The fish were to be placed in the park’s fishing pond for Cabela’s annual Kids’ Fishing Day event last Saturday.
Event organizer Connie Carrillo says she’s never had an incident of criminal mischief this bad in her 25 years of hosting the event.
She says she was truly disappointed that someone chose to kill the fish and that it put a damper on the day.
Carrillo says it was “definitely” a deliberate act and not an accident because of the effort needed to turn off the oxygen.
She says despite the fish kill, over 300 kids attended and that it was still considered a successful day,
Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney