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‘Fish Bandit’ arrested for taping fish to ATM machines

A teen whose Instagram username is @fish_bandit84 has been arrested in Provo, Utah, for taping fish to ATMs and other objects.

The 17-year-old executed these bizarre pranks more than a dozen times from last August through December, ABC4 and FOX13 in Salt Lake City reported, but they weren’t always in the Provo and Orem areas.

He did some of these strange antics internationally, too, posting videos of them on his Instagram account, where his bio states “Live, laugh, tape fish on ATMs.”

One Instagram video shows a fish taped to an ATM in Tokyo in what appears to be a subway station. “We’re going international,” the perpetrator wrote on the post. Other “fishy” videos were purported to have been taken in Frankfurt, Germany; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Phoenix.

And yet another was taken in a bathroom stall of a Bass Pro Shops store.

He used a variety of fish such as trout, bluegill, bass, catfish, carp and crappie. One fish had a cigarette in its mouth.

In one incident, he taped trout to a Provo police car.

The teen faces two charges of property damage stemming from the cost of the cleanup, ABC4 reported. The case was referred to Juvenile Justice and Youth Services.

Photos courtesy of the Provo Police Department.

Story originally appeared on For The Win