There’s definitely something fishy going on here.
In Kuwait, officials have shut down a store after it was found that the owners were sticking googly eyes on fish to make them look fresher.
A photo taken by local newspaper Al Bayan on Saturday shows a fish with the surprisingly realistic fake eyes on. However, the next picture shows the eye slipping off.
— Mohamed El Dahshan (@eldahshan) September 1, 2018
Unsurprisingly, social media poked fun at the crime.
I thought I've seen it all, but twitter always proves me wrong
— 𝓟 𝓶𝓾𝓪𝓷 (@PizzaMuan) September 2, 2018
my strongest-held belief is that extremely creative crimes that don't involve maiming another person should be allowed https://t.co/LJlW3oR11F
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) September 1, 2018
I feel like this should be allowed out of sheer ballsiness.
— coffee stout wench (@spewingllamas) September 2, 2018
Never judge the freshness of fish by the googliness of their eyes. https://t.co/hW50lwpwCz
— Matthew Dalby, PhD (@MatthewJDalby) September 1, 2018
Some even had puns.
Well this certainly looks fishy. I hope they go to court and are found gill-ty. https://t.co/aB3fh871WE
— M’BlockU (@rodimusprime) September 1, 2018
Yeah this is a full-scale scam
— C.E. Little (@ItsMrLittle) September 1, 2018
The scales of justice shall decide.
— Kenneth Morris (@redtdi) September 2, 2018
According to the BBC, this is not the first time a Kuwaiti fishmonger has gotten into trouble for being ‘creative’. In July, a vendor was accused of stuffing his fish with steel nails to increase their weight and market value.