A Florida woman found herself in hot water after allegedly stealing a live lobster from a Red Lobster restaurant, and later blaming the theft on being “blacked out drunk”.
According to the arrest affidavit, Kimberly Gabel, 42, allegedly snatched a live lobster straight out of the tank at a St. Petersburg Red Lobster, because she wanted to return the crustacean to the sea.
The affidavit, obtained by the Smoking Gun, says that Gabel was “causing a scene” at the eatery, and the manager asked her to leave “for disturbing other customers.” According to the affidavit, the woman reached into the tank, pulled out a live lobster, and ran out of the restaurant.
Law enforcement officials responded to the scene and a sheriff’s deputy apprehended Gabel, who was “slurring her words” and smelled like booze. Gabel however loudly insisted that she “did not care because she did not do anything wrong.”
Upon her arrest, the woman continued cursing, stating that she “did not know what she did with the lobster” because she was “blacked out drunk,”. Gabel was then booked into the county jail for disorderly intoxication and was released on $100 bond.
The lobster is still missing.