American man faces 25 years in jail for stealing lobsters he planned to sell to support his drug habit

 

A Pennsylvania man could spend up to 25 years in prison for stealing lobsters he planned to sell to support his drug habit.

Authorities said the 47-year-old repeatedly stole lobsters and meat from supermarkets, including a botched theft that involved a car park carjacking. Police said he stole meat and lobsters on two other occasions before he was confronted when he walked out of a store with $350 (£220) in lobsters.

A Lehigh County judge recommended he serve time at a state prison able to help him deal with his drug and alcohol problems after he pleaded guilty to charges including retail theft and robbery of a motor vehicle.

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