Something’s fishy at Junior’s

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Talk about a shellfish employee!

A cook at Junior’s Restaurant stuffed 15 lobster tails down his pants in a brazen attempt to steal the fancy fish from the Downtown institution, cops said.

Raymundo Flores was arrested on June 15 after co-workers say they caught him walking out of the venerable eatery with the frozen crustaceans.

The other kitchen workers discovered Flores, 40, stuffing the tails down his pants and in a pair of brown ankle braces just after 2 pm, according to the police report.

Flores was freed without bail from Brooklyn Criminal Court later that day, and faces charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

He’s also facing a search for a new job; Flores was fired by Junior’s.

It’s no wonder. After all, lobster is no small matter at Junior’s, where both the twin tails — broiled or “Caribbean style” — are $29.95.

It was unclear what happened to the stolen lobsters once cops recovered them.

Messages left with Alan Rosen, Junior’s owner, were not returned. A manager at Junior’s refused to comment on the fishy incident.

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Reader Feedback

z. from Windsor Terrace says:
Thanks for posting this. When I originally read about this incident, I thought he was stealing PASTRIES, not crustaceans, which would be much stranger (and funnier!)
June 27, 2008, 12:10 pm
Boggy from Bensonhurst says:
Damn, and I thought having crabs would be the pits!. It doesn't matter to me. The food and service at Juniors is always good and the cheesecakes are unbeatable. My wife and I have been going there a few times a month for years.
June 27, 2008, 4:12 pm

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