A trout caught in Priest Lake in Idaho had a finger in its mouth. Thoughtful local police tracked down the human it belonged to:
Detectives were able to get a fingerprint off the severed digit. They matched it to a fingerprint card for Haans Galassi, 31, of Colbert, Wash., and called him Tuesday morning.
Investigators learned that Galassi lost four fingers from his left hand in a June 21 accident on the same lake where the fish was caught.
“The sheriff called me and told me he had a strange story to tell me,” Galassi said Tuesday. “He said that a fisherman was out on Priest Lake, and I pretty much knew exactly what he was going to say at that point.
“I was like: Let me guess, they found my fingers in a fish.” […]
The sheriff’s office offered to return the finger, but Galassi declined.
“I’m like, ‘uhhh, I’m good,'” he said.