A Whale of a Lobster Heist

Lobster thieves in Florida managed to steal—brace yourself, please—$1 million in lobster from a seafood company, in the form of 71,000 pounds of individually wrapped tails.

It’s already a shocking story, but what’s more surprising is that the post-theft plan for making a profit seems to have involved just walking into seafood restaurants and seeing if they wanted to buy the tails, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

If all else fails, the thieves can, of course, throw one hell of a memorable beach party.

So why would anyone steal 71,000 pounds of lobster tails? As any hotel manager could tell you, thieves will steal anything they can grab, up to and including grease, frozen food, and truckloads of nuts.

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