Charges possible: Teen hits head jumping into Bass Pro aquarium

DENVER (CBS4) -- Charges are pending for a teen who jumped into the main aquarium at Bass Pro Shops in Stapleton, Colorado, CBS4 reports.

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Witnesses said he jumped from a ledge about 30 feet high at around 5 p.m. Saturday while his friends recorded video. The teen suffered from a head injury.

The large tank in Bass Pro Shops across the country have fish that customers enjoy checking out. CBS4 reports that teens have posted video on social media of others pulling similar pranks at different stores in other states.

A company spokesman said the aquatic animals were doing okay.

He provided the following statement to CBS4:

"Yesterday a teenage minor attempted to enter our aquarium as part of an intended prank. Our associates and security team quickly addressed the issue safely and without incident. We also appreciate the assistance of local law enforcement. Such occurrences are extremely rare and highly discouraged. We host more than 120 million visitors every year and provide a safe, fun experience for families who share our respect for wildlife."

A representative with the Denver Police said the teen was required to go into the station in the upcoming week to meet with detectives.