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Fisherman drives around with huge shark on back of pickup truck while trying to sell it

By Mason White 1:29 PM September 8, 2017
The whale shark
The whale shark
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A fisherman was hoping for a big payout when he caught a huge whale shark, but instead, he is facing jail time.

People took photos and videos as the fisherman drove around in Fujian, China, while looking for a buyer for his catch.

Residents were surprised to see the giant shark being transported through the center of the city in the back of a pickup truck.

It’s tail was dragging on the road and left a trail of blood behind.

At one point, the fisherman pulled up to the kitchen of a hotel and tried to sell the fish to them. However, the hotel management refused the offer.

The following day, video spread on the social networks of the shark being hacked into small pieces by a group of men with saws.

Witnesses uploaded videos of the bizarre sight to the Internet, where it went viral. The videos also caught the attention of authorities.

Police launched an investigation and so far, they arrested one suspect for trying to sell an endangered animal.

Chinese law requires whale sharks to be set free right away if caught by fishermen.