Arizona man accused of dumping 1,000 pounds of fish along Phoenix road

PHOENIX — An Arizona man is accused of dumping more than 1,000 pounds of fish on the side of a Phoenix road, authorities said.

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Russell Omar Howard, 42, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal littering, which is a class 6 felony, KTVK reported.

Officials with the Arizona Game and Fish Department told KNXV that Phoenix Police Department officers were looking into a large group of carp and gizzard shad fish that were dumped on the side of the road. Wildlife officials said they believed the fish came from a spearfishing event last weekend, the television station reported.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Ann Justus said detectives arrested Howard after completing their investigation, KTVK reported.

No other information was available, police said.