A woman in Houston, Texas won’t be facing charges after angrily killing the goldfish she shared with her boyfriend.
Police say the act is civil, not criminal, but it’s certainly effed right up. According to police spokesman Vance Mitchell, the woman became angry with her former common-law husband after her took back jewelry he’d given her. When he wouldn’t return the jewelry to her, police say he came home to find his goldfish missing.
When police visited the woman’s home in an attempt to retrieve the goldfish, they say she directed them to the kitchen, saying, “they’re in there.” Police found four of the seven goldfish, fried on a plate. When they inquired after the missing three, the woman stated, “I already ate those.”
As the goldfish were purchased when the couple was together, they are considered community property and police are unable to prosecute the woman for her actions. Authorities indicated that if the man wishes, he can pursue the matter in civil court.