Sheriff Daryl Wheeler, of Bonner County in Idaho, may have solved the most important case of his career: that of a pinkie finger found inside a trout. When fisherman Nolan Calvin discovered the severed finger in a fish he was cleaning, he wasn't sure what to make of the situation.
"Its just one of those things. … I've never found a finger before in my life," added Calvin.
So he called Sheriff Wheeler, who, naturally, wondered about the rest of the body. Then he remembered Haans Galassi, who'd lost four fingers in a wakeboarding accident two months prior. As Galassi tells it:
"I pulled my hand out of the water, I looked down and all four fingers were basically gone," Galassi told ABC News. "It was carnage. It looked like a ‘Braveheart' movie. It was just flesh and bone."
Wheeler put two and two together.
"We just kinda assumed that that's where the finger came from," Wheeler said.
A fingerprint from the "well-preserved" pinkie matched a print of Galassi's that the Idaho State Police had on file. When the Sheriff's department notified Galassi, he had an excellent reaction.
"I was like: Let me guess, they found my fingers in a fish."
Galassi at first had hopes he could reattach the finger, but a surgeon said that was impossible.
The incident wasn't even the strangest the Bonner County Sheriff's department had seen, according to Sgt. Gary Johnston, who actually broke the news to Galassi.
"It's ranking right in there with the top 10, there's no doubt about it," he said.
Which makes you wonder what other weird shit he's dealt with over the years.
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