Last October, fishermen Chase Cominsky and Jacob Runyan went viral for all the wrong reasons after they were caught stuffing their “prized” walleye with lead weights in a walleye fishing tournament on Lake Erie in Ohio.
Video footage went viral of the tournament host removing the weights from the fish, and the crowd looking on, cussing the two out and threatening to fight them. They escaped without harm thanks to a police escort, but it was about to get ugly. At the time, these two were cleaning up at tournaments, earning tens of thousands of dollars and a brand new bass boat.
The two initially pleaded not guilty in court (even though the evidence was pretty damning) for cheating, attempted grand theft, and possessing criminal tools, along with unlawfully owning wild animals. However, they reversed their plea to guilty, and were ultimately sentenced to 10 days in jail, and were released on probation for a year and a half back in May.
Throughout this whole ordeal, one of the two anglers has really been proving just how much of a scumbag he is…
And it’s Chase Cominsky.
Earlier this year, Cominsky was charged for stalking his ex-wife, and also supplying his 18-year-old son with counterfeit money at a local bowling alley. But if you thought it could get any worse, think again because he has now been charged with eight counts of wildlife crimes, after he was accused of killing a number of whitetail bucks while hunting without a license, after legal hours, and out of season, according to The Herald.
A criminal complaint was reportedly filed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission Northwest on November 25th, 2022. The one who sent in the complaint (who allegedly knows Cominsky) said that he had illegally harvested several deer between 2013 and 2021.
Wardens searched Cominsky’s home in Hermitage, Pennsylvania and discovered five mounted bucks that had been tagged in another person’s name, or was killed at night. All of them were harvested illegally anyways, because Cominsky had been banned from hunting in Pennsylvania since 2008 due to previous game-law violations.
Needless to say, just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for the guy, it does. World class scumbag…