Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lobster load goes to pot

Thousands of pounds of lobster and seafood that had been ordered destroyed instead were unloaded from a truck involved in an accident Sunday on Interstate 395 in Webster, and some of the load was illegally distributed, according to the state Environmental Police.

The culprits, police say, were a local tow company operator and a local restaurateur.

And the Worcester district attorney’s office is warning residents not to eat any seafood they may have purchased from the back of a truck Sunday night or yesterday morning.

The remaining lobsters that were not distributed, sold or spoiled were freed yesterday in Boston Harbor, on orders of the Environmental Police.