Angler Reels in Stolen Purse

A fisherman made quite the catch even if it wasn’t exactly what he was trying to hook.

The angler reeled in a purse that was reported stolen in central Pennsylvania.

The Centre Daily Times reports the angler made the big catch while fishing from a boat dock in Howard, Pa -- about 20 miles northeast of State College.

On Thursday, a woman reported the purse was taken from an unlocked vehicle, according to state police.

State police say the purse was missing the $28 that the woman who reported it stolen said was inside.

Authorities haven't announced any arrests in the case.

The fisherman wasn’t identified.


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A license is required to fish in Pennsylvania. The license will be waived, however, on Independence Day only for the state's second annual "Fish-for-Free Day" when residents and visitors are free to fish.

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