We’ve all had those moments while shopping where it seems like it would be exhilarating to just clear a shelf at Crate & Barrel or jump on the beds displayed in a furniture store, just for the thrill of it. But a Louisiana man is learning the hard way that you should not indulge those impulses under any circumstances!
Twenty-six-year-old Kevin Wise of Slidell, Louisiana is facing charges after diving into a giant fish tank in a Bass Pro Shop in Bossier City, Louisiana. And he did it all for TikTok.
The stunt was caught on video by a bystander, Treasure McGraw, who was shocked to find that the splash she heard was not a particularly active fish but rather a grown man taking a swim in a sporting goods store.
A guy went for a swim in the Bass Pro Shop in Bossier City, Louisiana fish tank 🤣
Just a normal shopping trip! McGraw later described the strange experience she and her fiancé witnessed.
“We heard a big splash and I thought it was one of the fish. My fiance was like ‘somebody is in that tank’ and we saw the guy swimming… Next thing we knew he done hopped out… and he just… a soaking-wet guy just running through Bass Pro Shop!”
Speaking to local news outlet KSLA, Wise said that the stunt was inspired by a promise he made to his TikTok followers.
“I said that if I got 2,000 likes I would jump in the tank. I got way more than that and didn’t want to be a liar.”
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But Wise cautioned his followers and observers to be careful about following in his daring footsteps.
“Think it out before you do it because things can go wrong. Don’t do spur of the moment crap like I do.”
Of course, it’s all TikTok fun and games until the law gets involved, and it turns out Wise should have followed his own advice. According to news station KTAL, police caught up with Wise after Bass Pro Shops filed a complaint, saying it cost them money to drain and clean the 13,000 gallon fish tank after Wise’s little dip. Wise ended up being arrested by Bossier City PD, and subsequently released on a summons to appear in court.
Arrest or no, people online of courst found Wise’s stunt hilarious.
@nadeeniedagenie The squeak of his shoes as he runs off!!! 😂 😂
— Tim Fletcher (@Tim Fletcher)1593175167.0
@nadeeniedagenie He said it’s a hot girl summer but I don’t have a pool 😩
— emily (@emily)1593171202.0
Only in Louisiana. Nothing like it 🤣🤣 @peedee1906 @CoachMorris5 @aundrey_crane @blackcat927 @RoderickClark17 https://t.co/4R701sp0mU
— Christopher Collins (@Christopher Collins)1593196655.0
I think we can all agree we’ve all wanted to do this at some point https://t.co/m4LOYaFYyp
— colton (@colton)1593215873.0
It hurts to see other people living out your dreams https://t.co/QyKyRJIbOA
— peyton davis (@peyton davis)1593279560.0
the shoe squeaks as he runs away 💀 https://t.co/rBsPGro9GC
— no justice, no peace (@no justice, no peace)1593290974.0
This better be a dare cause the way he gracefully started swimming and running out afterwards.😩😭💀 https://t.co/0tAiREa8ax
— Andrea Renee (@Andrea Renee)1593290335.0
@ReporterTimmy He’s getting the intel on what bait to use for this years fishing season.
— Christian (@Christian)1593287773.0
@ReporterTimmy come on, ya gotta admit when you go to bass pro that fish tank is pretty tempting
— steve (@steve)1593290859.0
Legend. I’ve been in Bass Pro twice and wanted to do this: https://t.co/KPnvBgqbD6
— Jen (@Jen)1593315647.0
Look, if you’re a guy who wants to swim in the Bass Pro fish tank and then you see society unraveling by the day yo… https://t.co/1O4hr8K61I
— Jack Grimes 🚫🐷 (@Jack Grimes 🚫🐷)1593440344.0
Who among us . . . https://t.co/a6i3AAYr61
— Michael Booth (@Michael Booth)1593262472.0
According to KTAL, Wise has been charged with simple criminal damage to property, which is a misdemeanor. A small price to pay for viral fame, right?