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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:57 PM
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Man Swaps Empty Lobster Shell for Crab Legs
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:58 PM by Harvey Korman
This is not from The Onion.

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) -- After he finished his lobster dinner, an upstate New York man apparently was still hungry for seafood so he swapped the lobster shell for crab legs -- and now he faces a petit larceny charge.

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies said a 57-year-old man brought back a reassembled lobster shell to his local Price Chopper store and claimed the crustacean was spoiled.

The store manager was about to let him trade the lobster for a $27 bag of king crab legs when he discovered the lobster was just a shell. Deputies said the man ran from the store clutching the crab legs when he was confronted.

Deputies said the man had already devoured the crab legs when they caught up with him at home.
He was given an appearance ticket to answer the larceny charge in court.


http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/01/21/us/AP-ODD-Lo...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:59 PM
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1. That's got to be about the dumbest way to catch a case of crabs
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:40 PM
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14. LOL!! n/t
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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:59 PM
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2. No doubt, his sentence has left him in a crabby mood.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:13 PM
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3. So, does anyone here want to explain to me why banking CEOs are still walking around?
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:14 PM by KansDem
Hmmmm?

Is it just that while this guy's fraud didn't work, their's did?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:14 PM
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4. Hey the man likes seafood .... so what is the problem?
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:15 PM
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5. He is really grasping at claws.
:spank:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:16 PM
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6. Dr. Zoidberg?
Is that you?
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:17 PM
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7. Yar, tis no man - tis a merciless eating machine!
I ask you, your honor, do these sound like the actions of a man who had all he could eat?

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:19 PM
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8. Homer Simpson?
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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:22 PM
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9. Again, the evil marijuana strikes!
:evilgrin:
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:24 PM
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10. If You're an Idiot, Criminal is a bad occupation to choose
When I was in my teens and still in high school I was driving pizzas around for the local Pizza Hut. Sometimes, especially on weekends, the drivers tend to have a lot of money with them.

So I'm on a routine deliver to an apartment complex. Not an area known for crime or anything. Anyway, I take the pizza to the correct apartment and knock.

A big dude wearing nothing but tighty-whities and an unbuttoned shirt answers the door holding a gun. Tells me to give him the pizza and all my cash, which I do.

I drive back to Pizza Hut somewhat shaken but laughing as well. Someone just robbed me...from their own apartment! I got back to the store, told my manager and had to ride back out to dude's apartment to identify him. The cops knocked and yelled "Pizza Hut!" Dude came back to the door (sans gun) and they arrested him without a fuss, and recovered the money.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:35 PM
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12. I had somebody steal my canoe last summer
and cut it up for scrap metal and took it to a recycling place ....
they hasd to give finger prints, have their picture taken,
and give I.D.s ..... I found my canoe @ the recycling place and
these guys are wondering why they were arrested.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:42 PM
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16. -
:spray:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:34 PM
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11. So this guy was a leg man all along.........
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Belial Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:36 PM
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13. oww oww oww.. LOL
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:41 PM
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15. So, let me get this right
The guy was caught when they didn't SEE food?
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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:46 PM
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17. That was so bad you gave me a haddock.
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:45 PM
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20. Well bless your sole n/t
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:58 PM
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18. I'm shell shocked.
Things like this make me crabby.

But, OK, I'll clam up about it -- don't want to be shellfish.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:56 PM
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19. Something is wrong with this case.
It just doesn't sound kosher to me.
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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:46 PM
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21. He Loves him some seafood
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