2 men accused of flushing neighbor's expensive fish - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

2 men accused of flushing neighbor's expensive fish

Eric Haynes (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department) Eric Haynes (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)
Steve Zuniga (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department) Steve Zuniga (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

Two Poplar Bluff, Missouri men are accused of flushing their neighbor's fish.

Eric Haynes was charged with stealing animals and tampering with evidence.

Steve Zuniga was charged with stealing animals, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were taken to the Butler County Jail.

According to Poplar Bluff police, they went to the 1800 block of North 14th Street on Tuesday in reference to a stealing complaint.

They say a man reported that a tropical fish valued at $296.06 was taken from the front porch of his home shortly after it was dropped off by FedEx.

The man's home surveillance video cameras captured footage of the theft. After looking at the footage, police went to the home next door and talked to Haynes and Zuniga.

Police say Zuniga admitted they took the package from the front porch, opened it and flushed the fish down the toilet.

In the living room of the home where Haynes and Zuniga were arrested, police say they saw marijuana and drug paraphernalia lying on a coffee table.

Copyright 2015 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Cape PD creates security camera database program

    Cape PD creates security camera database program

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:15:44 GMT

    Catching a crime on camera could be the best line of defense for law enforcement. On August 16, The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced on their website that they are putting together a database of security cameras throughout the city. 

    Catching a crime on camera could be the best line of defense for law enforcement. On August 16, The Cape Girardeau Police Department announced on their website that they are putting together a database of security cameras throughout the city. 

  • Carbondale PD alerts about panhandler scam

    Carbondale PD alerts about panhandler scam

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:09:40 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Carbondale Police Department has received information about a female panhandler scamming people out of money.

    Carbondale Police Department has received information about a female panhandler scamming people out of money.

  • 2 KY men arrested after counterfeit money bust

    2 KY men arrested after counterfeit money bust

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:07:37 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    On Tuesday, August 15, Graves County deputies were alerted to the Dollar Store on State Route 131.

    On Tuesday, August 15, Graves County deputies were alerted to the Dollar Store on State Route 131.

Powered by Frankly