Police Pinch Man For Lobster Theft

Police Pinch Man For Lobster Theft

There are 73 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 26, 2009, titled Police Pinch Man For Lobster Theft. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

An 80-year-old man was arrested Friday for allegedly shoplifting two lobsters. Police said Kosrof Kerkian, 80, had the lobsters in a bag and briefly waited in the checkout line at Shaw's Supermarket before walking out of the store.

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Ct Citizen

Broad Brook, CT

#2 May 26, 2009
he probably forgot why he was waiting in line. Give the senior a break.
Shawn M Lang

Harwinton, CT

#3 May 26, 2009
Big goings on in West Hartford!

United States

#4 May 26, 2009
Those Armenians are tough. Guy probably has $10 million in CD's.

Philadelphia, PA

#5 May 26, 2009
Was he a retired Madison cop by chance?
Johnnie leisure

Shelton, CT

#6 May 26, 2009
Don't laugh, WHPD has their senior citizen day to reach their arrest quota

Since: Apr 09

New Britain, CT

#7 May 26, 2009
Heh heh...I read the headline too quickly and thought it said "punch".
Chris Dodd

Bolton, CT

#8 May 26, 2009
Don't mess with West Hartford PD, they really got their man!

Great job!

Chris Dodd, all about police, law enforcement, being honest!

Chris Dodd, Democrat...you can trust me!

I personally can not afford lobsters on my salary...but Jackie rakes it in so we are able eat lobsters all of the time!
Ghost of Nathan Hale

Ashford, CT

#9 May 26, 2009
I heard that his accomplice is still on the "run" with 2lbs of butter.
Willie on Deck

Avon, CT

#10 May 26, 2009
You can't blame the police here. They have a duty to uphold the law. Shaw's must have contacted the police. Shaw's has the right to press charges or not to press charges. I say make the old guy pay for his loot and send him on his way!
Billy Bubotsa

East Hampton, CT

#11 May 26, 2009
Sounds like a romantic evening was ruined. Good thing he had a prescription for his viagra or he'd be facing another charge.
Colon McEnroe

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#12 May 26, 2009
Was he caught red handed?
Tisk Tisk Tisk

Middletown, CT

#13 May 26, 2009
"Pinch" huh? No gun's, no tasers? No nipple nor bum is safe, ay?

“Yes, w htfd has a "po" side”

Since: Apr 07

west hartford- the "poor" side

#14 May 26, 2009
"Guy probably has $10 million in CD's."

I'm gonna guess he's probably living off a meek to modest retirement and is tired of having to decide between cat food and tuna because cat food is cheaper. As far as I'm concerned, the guy is 80 years old-he's more than paid his dues.


#15 May 26, 2009
I think Shaw's got carried away by calling the police on an 80 year old shoplifter. I'm sure the police & court system have more important things to deal with.
Tony Dante

West Hartford, CT

#17 May 26, 2009
Just goes to show you young punks like this are ruining a once proud town.
Willie on Deck

Avon, CT

#18 May 26, 2009
Probably got tired of waiting in line behind someone who was counting out their pennies and going through coupons!

United States

#19 May 26, 2009
West Hartford???? nothing better to do I guess. Go get the old ones cause the young ones are way too fast for you and your police dept. Shame on the reporter, the police & Shaws. The poor man probably foegot he had to pay. What about all those BIG time crroks when are they getting caught? Plenty of them in WEST HARTFORD.

Hartford, CT

#20 May 26, 2009
Oh please, shoplifting is shoplifting regardless of your age. The scarier part is that he probably drove himself to the store and has no business behind the wheel of a car. More needs to be done to help seniors safely run their errands (in this situation an accomplice) LOL

Hartford, CT

#21 May 26, 2009
Susie wrote:
I think Shaw's got carried away by calling the police on an 80 year old shoplifter. I'm sure the police & court system have more important things to deal with.
possibly he's a weekly shoplifter and Shaw's decided enough's enough.
wecutcornersdotn et

Windsor Locks, CT

#22 May 26, 2009
this is news?

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