Nathan Mark Hardy was arrested after reportedly having the two creatures, two bags of jumbo shrimp and a pork loin concealed down his clothing in an attempt to take them from a grocery store.
The official admitted it was a "good thing" the rubber bands over the sharp claws of the lobster did not come loose.
"In all my years in law enforcement, I've seen people shoplift steaks and all kinds of items, but never live lobster.
"It's a good thing the rubber bands didn't break."
RISKING HIS CROWN JEWELS