31 Jul '12, 1am

Love this story. Dude orders 80-year-old lobster at restaurant just to set it free

Lucky Larry. (Photo courtesy of The Dock’s Facebook page .) After 80 to 100 years of life presumably full of whatever passes for adventure to a giant insect, Larry the lobster hit rock bottom and wound up in the live-lobster case at the Dock restaurant in Waterford, Conn. It’s so tragic when our elders lack social support. Fortunately, Larry got spotted by boat company VP Don MacKenzie, who appointed himself the big guy’s benefactor. MacKenzie reserved the 17-pound Larry for dinner, then spent an undisclosed amount to release him uneaten into the Long Island Sound . MacKenzie is being coy about how much he spent for the giant crustacean, whose age he estimates as being at least 80 based on Larry’s size and how often he’s molted. He’s disclosed only that Larry was “the most expensive lobster I never ate.” But live lobsters at the Dock’s fish market cost $9.99 per pound for ...

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