Here’s another “only in Tennessee” trout crime deserving some notice. Earlier this year a Clarksville, Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday after he urinated in Wal-Mart while trying to put a package of trout in his trousers and then told a police officer that he wasn't concerned because his crimes were only "misdemeanors," according to an arrest warrant.
A worker told an officer that the suspect, David Wylie, was seen urinating on the sales floor near the alcohol while trying to put a package of trout in his pants and he then attempted to leave the store without paying, the warrant stated.
The officer wrote that Wylie told him he indeed urinated on the floor but "was not concerned because it was a misdemeanor."
Wylie said he had been consuming alcohol. He repeatedly stated to the officer that he was not concerned with being cited for either offense because they were misdemeanors.
"Wylie's statements as well as the detection of alcohol led me to believe that the offenses were likely to continue," the officer wrote.
Wylie, 56, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, vandalism, indecent exposure, and public intoxication. The warrant says the value of the items he attempted to take was $130 and the vandalism was estimated at $10. Only in my home state…