News – “Florida Woman, 42, Nabbed After Brazen Crustacean Heist At Red Lobster”

thesmokinggun.comAn intoxicated Florida Woman plucked a live lobster from a tank at a Red Lobster and bolted from the St. Petersburg restaurant with the purloined crustacean, according to police.

Kimberly Gabel, 42, was drunk and “causing a scene” Saturday at the eatery, prompting a manager to ask her to leave “for disturbing other customers.”

Gabel, pictured at right, was cursing as she headed to the Red Lobster’s front door, an arrest affidavit notes. But before departing, Gabel “proceeded to reach into a water tank containing live lobster, grabbed a lobster and ran out of the restaurant.”

Responding to a 911 call about the lobster heist, a sheriff’s deputy located Gabel, who smelled of booze and was slurring her word. Continuing to curse, Gabel denied knowledge of the pilfered lobster’s whereabouts. Gabel explained that since she was “blacked out drunk,” she “did not care because she did not do anything wrong” at Red Lobster (seen below).

Busted for disorderly intoxication, Gabel was booked into the county jail on the misdemeanor count. She was subsequently released on $100 bond.

Gabel’s lengthy rap sheet includes arrests for trespass; theft, drug possession; loitering; burglary; carrying an open container of alcohol; exposure of sexual organs; violating probation; domestic battery; defrauding an innkeeper; disorderly intoxication; drunk driving; and resisting an officer.


Well now this is definitely a classic case of having to hear both sides….her logic is definitely sound, it’s true…if you’re blacked out you certainly don’t care and you also don’t remember…if you don’t remember it didn’t happen, which means you didn’t do anything wrong… so that’s one point for Kimberly…it also sounds like she got kicked out with only having had her cheddar cheese biscuits….so she was drunk, hungry and now irritated that she got booted from what is clearly her favorite fine dining establishment…so she helped herself to a takeout meal, like I said…a prime example of having to hear both sides.

sidenote: That’s a nice lil rap sheet Kim has going on

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