Teen Facing Charges After Jumping Into Bass Pro Shops Aquarium
A Denver, Colorado teen is facing charges and suffering a head injury after jumping into the main aquarium of a Bass Pro Shops from a 30-foot-high ledge.
Friends shot video while witnesses watched the teen jump into the tank:
This incident comes as a string of similar pranks are being pulled at stores across the nation. Customer Doug Hammond says, “I think it’s the wrong thing for them to do, because of the ecosystem that it upsets.”
A spokesperson for Bass Pro Shops say that the fish in the aquarium are doing okay. He released the following statement:
“Yesterday a teenage minor attempted to enter our aquarium as part of an intended prank. Our associates and security team quickly addressed the issue safely and without incident. We also appreciate the assistance of local law enforcement. Such occurrences are extremely rare and highly discouraged. We host more than 120 million visitors every year and provide a safe, fun experience for families who share our respect for wildlife.”
Read more at CBS Denver.