30 Jun '17, 4pm
132-Year-Old Giant Lobster Finally Freed After 20 Years in NY City Restaurant
132-Year-Old Giant Lobster Finally Freed After 20 Years in NY City Restaurant By Katherine Ripley L ouie the giant lobster, who is probably 132 years old , spent 20 years in a tank in a restaurant in Long Island, New York. It seemed like Louie would meet the same fate as all the other lobsters in the restaurant. But the owner, Butch Yamali, realized that he just couldn't put Louie in the pot. When Yamali purchased Peter's Clam Bar in Hempstead, Long Island, four years ago, Louie the giant lobster was already there. No one knows for sure how old Louie is, but past reports indicate that he is probably 132 years old this year. The world 's oldest lobster in captivity was probably 140. Two weeks ago, a customer offered Yamali $1,000 to buy Louie the giant lobster, who weighs 22 pounds, and eat him at a Father's Day feast. But Yamali just couldn't let anyone eat the tenacious c...