"I think they got them sold before they steal them," Donaldson Fisher (yep, that's his name) told the Queens County Advance. "I don’t know if it’s a buyer buying them or what, but that’s a lot of lobster for one person to get rid of, just going door to door. Some person would say something I think."
Thousands of pounds of lobster don't just get up and walk away at the rate these thousands of pounds of lobster seem to be getting up and walking away. For a little American context as to what can happen to a local community in the face of a massive lobster theft, check out this great 2005 Washington Post story by none other than its star reporter David Fahrenthold. (For those keeping score, this is the same Fahrenthold who will go down in history for later reporting on the Access Hollywood tape in which future President of the United States Donald Trump was heard saying, "You have to grab [women] by the pussy.")
"[The Maine lobster] haul was 3,000 pounds, worth about $13,500 wholesale, which made it one of the largest lobster-rustling operations in Maine's recent history," Fahrenthold at the time. The story continues: