A 132 Year Old Lobster Was Set Free After 20 Years in Captivity

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June 19, 2017
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A 132-Year-Old Lobster Was Set Free After 20 Years in Captivity

There's a restaurant in Long Island, New York called Peter's Clam Bar, and a giant lobster named Louie had been living in one of their fish tanks for about 20 years.

He weighs 22 pounds, and he's supposedly 132 YEARS OLD, one of the oldest on record.  Butch Yamali owns the place.  He bought it about four years ago, and says Louie's been like a pet to him. 

But last week, some guy came in and asked to buy him so he could turn Louie into a huge Father's Day FEAST. The guy offered $1,000, which is a lot 1 one lobster, but Butch said he just couldn't do it. 

So he turned the guy down and decided to set Louie FREE instead.  He held a big ceremony, and got the town supervisor to "pardon" him.  Then they went out on a boat and released him back into the ocean.

Even though he's been in captivity for two decades, at least one expert says he'll be fine. 

 

Rounding Up the Usual Suspects (Teens Steal Cop Cars)

A group of teens in Los Angeles are suspected of stealing police cars and impersonating officers.

Two guys and one girl, all in high school, were in a program for teens that want to one day become police officers.  Prosecutors say the trio "gamed the system" when they allegedly borrowed stun guns and police radios and drove off in three squad cars.

The trio allegedly led real officers on a high-speed chase, ending in multiple crashes.  Cops say the three may have also pulled over other drivers before getting caught.

Authorities have ordered a thorough review of the department's cadet program. A spokesman says, "We're going to see what we can do better."

 

A Guy Put a Mousetrap in His Mailbox to Catch His Neighbor Stealing Mail, but Caught a Postal Worker Instead

63-year-old Nicholas Dibble of Bradenton, Florida has been having issues with his neighbors. 

He claims that someone in his neighborhood is stealing his mail.  So earlier this month, he decided to catch them in the act by putting a MOUSETRAP in his mailbox.  But his plan backfired.

He was planning to tell his mailman about it, but she came at a different time than usual.  So HER hand got caught in the mousetrap, and she called the cops.

She could have had him arrested for battery, but decided not to press charges.  The U.S. Postal Service wasn't so nice though.  Now they won't deliver ANY of his mail, and he has to pick it up at the post office.

He says he has no way to get there, and it's a huge inconvenience.  But they don't care.  So he'll just have to figure it out.