On Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 11:13 AM Duluth Police were called to the Red Lobster, 301 Lake Avenue South on the report that a live lobster had just been stolen out of the tank and the suspect had just left.
An officer responding to the area spotted the suspect who had the live lobster in a plastic bag. The suspect was identified as Edward Farris, a 53 year old male resident of Duluth. Farris was issued citations for Trespassing and Misdemeanor Theft. The officer transported the live lobster back to the tank at Red Lobster.
In checking history it was learned that on June 7th, 2012 Duluth Officers were called to the same Red Lobster on the theft of a 3 pound lobster from the lobster tank, the suspect was located on June 22nd, 2012 and identified as Edward Farris. He was charged and convicted of Misdemeanor Theft. The lobster was never located.
Edward Farris has the following convictions:
1990-5th Degree Domestic Assault
1991-Misdemeanor Theft & 5th Degree Domestic Assault
1992-5th Degree Assault
1997-Misdemeanor Theft, Criminal Damage to Property & Violating a Restraining Order
1999-5th Degree Domestic Assault, False Information to Police & Misdemeanor Theft
2001-Felony 3rd Degree Assault & 5th Degree Domestic Assault
2002-5th Degree Assault & Attempted Theft
2005-False Information to Police & 2 Misdemeanor Thefts
2006-Trespassing & Misdemeanor Theft
2007-Felony 5th Degree Possession of Controlled Substance & 2 Misdemeanor Thefts
2008-Felony Violation of Order for Protection
2010-Felony Domestic Assault
2012-Panhandling, 3 Misdemeanor Thefts, 1 Petty Misdemeanor Theft, Drinking in Public & Littering