Did a New Richmond man try to cheat an ice fishing contest so he could get a new pickup truck? Organizers of Saturday's benefit contest for Somerset's youth sports programs made a second place finisher happy but remain upset about the alleged cheating.
During the weekend competition a witness said they saw 38-year-old Lee Shehow add water into a sweatshirt perhaps to keep a smuggled catch fresh. He won with the benefit contest with a 2-and-a-half pound northern pike. The second place winner got the truck after Shehow forfeited it.
St. Croix County Sheriff Dennis Hillstead says he'll taking with the district attorney about whether they can or should charge Shehow with defrauding the contest. Shehow would not explain to a reporter from KSTP TV of St. Paul why he refused to take a lie detector test as requested by contest.