By Chad Love
If you plan on traveling to Austria any time soon, I'd advise you to leave your fishing gear and your sense of humor at the border. One German tourist didn't, and now he's facing prison time for fake-catching a frozen trout he had previously bought in a store.
From this story on Huffingtonpost.com:
(Alexander) Donniger, 42, of Kiefersfelden, Germany, was on vacation in Kufstein, Austria, when he and his wife decided to play a prank on their 7-year-old twins, Enya and Arthur, by buying two frozen trout and taking them to a lake with the family. Unbeknownst to the kids, he tied the store-bought fish to the end of the poles and dangled them in the pond until they were thawed enough to appear freshly-caught, according to German website The Local.