12/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fisherman Catches Piranha Outside Chicago

In the 1978 movie "Piranha," the flesh-eating fish went on a ravenous rampage after they were accidentally released into a river and made it to a summer camp and resort. Now it looks like the same thing might be happening in Joliet.

Joliet angler D.J. Johnston, 28, hooked what appears to be one of the carnivorous creatures while fishing in the Des Plaines River near the Midwest Generation plant Friday.

"The water there's like 75 (degrees)," Johnston explained.

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