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Man arrested after devouring LSU student's pet fish in her dorm room more than two years ago


Maxwell Taffin was arrested this week. (LSU Police Department)

He was in the mood for a light seafood dinner.

A 21-year-old man was arrested this week after admitting he ate an LSU student's pet fish more than two years ago, according to police.

Maxwell Taffin, who was 18 at the time, allegedly told a woman that she should "check your fish tank" as he left the dorm room on Oct. 22, 2016, according to an affidavit obtained by WBRZ.

The woman, returning to her room following the Ole Miss-LSU football game, noticed that her pet fish was missing. A photo sent from Taffin's phone showed feces in the toilet with the message "found your fish," according to the station.

When confronted by police, Taffin said, "Yeah, I'll be honest with you. I ate [the victim's] fish," according to the affidavit.

Taffin did not show up when asked to appear at the LSU Police Department, but was collared on Tuesday. He was charged with cruelty to animals and improper telephone communications.

He is a graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven High School in New Jersey, according to Patch.