Boston man allegedly stole truck containing $10K of lobsters

December 18, 2019 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — A South Boston man who police say stole a truck containing at least $10,000 worth of lobsters is facing charges.

Boston police officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in Charlestown shortly before 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival, officers were told that the 29-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, had stolen the truck from a local lobster company. Workers were loading the truck at the dock when the suspect jumped into the truck’s cabin and took off, officials said.

Several company employees chased the suspect in a second truck. The man refused to stop and instead deliberately crashed into the second truck, according to authorities.

Lobster company workers were able to detain the suspect until police arrived on scene.

The suspect was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, operation after revocation or suspension, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and threats to commit harm.