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Sheriff: Woman arrested following fight over fish called Lucifer

A 34-year-old woman was taken to jail after a fight that saw one woman bite the other.

Posted: Mar 8, 2019 4:56 PM

COOS BAY, Ore. — A 34-year-old Coos County woman was arrested and taken to jail after an argument over a fish called Lucifer escalated into violence, according to a statement from the Coos County Sheriff's Office (CCSO).

Just before 5 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to a house on Boat Basin Road in Coos Bay for a report of an assault. The deputies spoke to the woman who had called (not identified in the statement), who claimed she'd been in a fight with one Kathrine Loree Morris-Nesbit over her pet sunfish, Lucifer.

"The caller stated Lucifer had been harassing the other fish in their fish tank," CCSO said.

The unidentified woman said that she had taken Lucifer out of the fish tank "to protect the other fish," causing Morris-Nesbit to instigate a verbal argument. The caller then "stomped on Lucifer," leading Morris-Nesbit to physically attack.

CCSO said that the caller only received minor injuries, and during the scuffle she bit Morris-Nesbit on the arm "in an attempt to stop the assault."

Deputies arrested Morris-Nesbit and booked her into jail on a charge of Domestic Assault in the Fourth Degree.

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