Man ruined $10K worth of live lobster at market he once owned: cops

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Well, that was shellfish.

A Massachusetts man was arrested after he allegedly destroyed $10,000 worth of lobster at a seafood company he used to own.

Sandwich Police said Joseph Vaudo was caught on surveillance cameras last week shutting off the power and oxygen supply to a Cape Cod shop’s live seafood tank.

Vaudo, 70, was also allegedly spotted throwing trash into Superior Lobster and Seafood’s commercial dumpster, cops said.

The crustacean were left without enough air or water flow for about nine hours, NBC Boston reported.

About 2,000 pounds of live lobster were found to be highly stressed by the ordeal, significantly reducing their retail value, according to the outlet.

Vaudo was ordered in December to give up ownership of the market to a commercial rental property business amid bankruptcy proceedings, the Cape Cod Times reported.

He pleaded not guilty to charges of felony vandalism of property and illegal dumping at his arraignment on Monday.

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