Fish gets caught in 400-pound net; man files suit after fisherman is forced to pay back wages

A 4,000-pound sunfish was rescued after it got caught in a fishing net, and the unfortunate angler who caught it is now suing for back pay, according to Westchester papers. The fish took up…

Fish gets caught in 400-pound net; man files suit after fisherman is forced to pay back wages

A 4,000-pound sunfish was rescued after it got caught in a fishing net, and the unfortunate angler who caught it is now suing for back pay, according to Westchester papers.

The fish took up residence in a Poughkeepsie, New York, farmhouse’s dirt basement for more than a month in 2016, before a homeowner went to the city’s 2nd District Court to complain.

CBS New York obtained the complaint filed by Jacobe Fisher, who lives in the basement and is suing the city and related city departments for back pay, the report said.

Fisher told CBS the city has been harassing him. It demanded to know why he was collecting a stipend for personal use of the basement below the concrete floors, and ordered him to take the water up to the staircase of the building.

“I’m up five or six feet, not safe. There is no structure here,” he told the station.

Fisher is seeking millions in back pay. He’s willing to go public with his stories for any documentation.

“I want to get this place cleaned up,” he said.

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