LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) – A Lisbon man fishing in Highlandtown Lake on Sunday may have reeled in his most unusual catch of the year already.
Warren Garwood of Black Road reportedly cast his line about 45 feet off shore and snagged something. He reeled the item to shore and found it to be a pillowcase with a knot tied in the open end.
Cutting the pillowcase open, Garwood found it to be full of jewelry, according to our news print partner, the Lisbon Morning Journal.
Garwood called the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office to report his catch to deputies. Sheriff Ray Stone said the items were brought to the sheriff’s office and are in the process of being cleaned up.
Covered in mud and possibly underneath the water for some time, Det. Jeff Haugh told Stone he believes most of the items to be costume jewelry and old watches. The items are being photographed and checked to see if any were reported stolen from homes in the area, the newspaper reported.
Stone said someone may have sorted through stolen items, pulled out anything valuable and threw what remained into the lake.