Fisherman Cheat at Ohio Competion

Luca Robinson, Author

Two fishermen were indicted on multiple felony counts after allegedly attempting to cheat to win an Ohio fishing tournament on Sep. 30, 2022.

Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominski were charged with cheating, attempted grand theft, and possessing criminal tools, along with misdemeanor counts of owning wild animals after allegedly stuffing fish with lead weights and filets in an attempt to win the event and take home $28,760 in prizes.

Jason Fischer grew suspicious because he had seen fish that are about that size, weigh a lot less and when the fish was weighed, he immediately was skeptical. Jason Fischer cut open the fish caught by Runyan and Cominski on suspicion of cheating. When he looked at the fish he knew something was up and said “It was like someone who was 5 feet tall and weigh 500 pounds yet did not look the slightest bit overweight.”

Neither Runyan nor Cominski have commented on these charges and they have refused to be interviewed on these charges. They could be facing a heavy fine and may have to go to prison for committing such an offense.