A man in Amsterdam, New York, returned a lobster to his local Price Chopper supermarket on January 18, saying it was "bad." Employees said that Walter Tessier wanted to exchange the bad lobster for a bag of king crab legs.
Upon examination, however, the lobster shell turned out to be empty. Police said it appeared that Tessier had eaten the lobster and then, still hungry, had put the shell parts back together and tried to swap the "bad lobster" for more seafood. When confronted with the evidence, Tessier bolted from the store, taking the crab legs with him.
Police located Tessier at his home and charged him with petit larceny for the $11 caper. Sadly, it was too late to save the crab legs.