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Patrick Lanier, of Broward County, Florida, caught a shark from the Intracoastal Waterway. Taking photos with the creature wasn’t good enough. Lanier tried to make a quick buck and tried to sell his catch in from of a Publix in Fort Lauderdale.

“I felt like a leprechaun, like I struck gold,” Lanier told WSVN Chanel 7.

Publix staff was alerted to the fact that, hey, there’s a moron outside trying to sell a shark to customers.

Lanier told WSVN that when no one seemed interested in buying it, he released the shark back into the Intracoastal.

Unless Lanier caught the shark, tossed it in his truck, raced to the Publix, attempted to sell it and was tossed from the property in a matter of minutes, the shark was probably dead.

Perhaps my favorite part of the story involves local wildlife commission who’ll only investigate “depending on the species of shark.” They probably don’t have to investigate EVERY Florida resident peddling sharks outside grocery store.

[via Death and Taxes]

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