A teenager who allegedly burgled an apartment reportedly killed three goldfish who were "witnesses" to the crime. The unnamed year-old from Arlington Heights is believed to have killed the three fish by pouring ketchup, mustard, hot sauce and spices into their tank, Trib Local reports. According to the police, the burglar told his two friends, one aged 15 from Arlington Heights and a year-old from Des Plaines: "We can't let them live, they're witnesses. Mike Hernandez said: "He wasn't remorseful. It was disturbing.
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Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site. A year-old Arlington Heights boy told police he poisoned and killed three fish because he? The boy is charged with residential burglary and cruelty to animals for his role in a Jan. Another year-old Arlington Heights boy and year-old Des Plaines boy also face residential burglary charges, said Sgt. As a matter of fact, it? Hernandez said.
Burglar kills goldfish ‘witnesses’
Police are calling a January burglary of a northwest suburban home "disturbing"--not just because of the stolen goods, but because the young burglars killed goldfish to avoid leaving "any witnesses. When the homeowners returned, not only did they find their belongings stolen, but found their goldfish had been poisoned. Someone had poured hot sauce, mustard, ketchup and spices into their fish tank, and all three fish were dead. Three teenagers were arrested for the burglary, according to the Daily Herald , and a year-old involved with the incident reportedly told officers he "didn't want to leave any witnesses," so he killed the fish.
Updated September 21, Dumped pet goldfish have been found in Australian estuaries, prompting fears the fish could make their way into connected river systems and kill off native species. Last year, scientists from the same university discovered giant, football-sized goldfish weighing more than two kilograms stalking the waterways. Now new research has revealed the invasive species are living in salt water, which means they can travel between river systems and colonise more ecosystems.