Lobsters Escape Supermarket Dozens of lobsters scrammed out of an Asian supermarket in Stuttgart, Germany. The cunning clawed crustaceans crawled out of their poorly secured crates, scurried across the floor, and squeezed through some metal shutters onto the street.
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Lobsters Escape Supermarket

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SCOTT SIMON, host:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

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Spiegel Online of Germany reported on a bold breakout this week. Dozens of lobsters scrammed out of an Asian supermarket in Stuttgart. That cunning clawed crustaceans crawled out of their poorly secured crates, scurried across the floor, then squeezed through some metal shutters onto the street.

Stuttgart police said the breakout was successful. Passersby alerted the police at 1:45 a.m., reporting a large number of animals heading down the street. The lobsters were apprehended, but making a break spared their lives. They haven't been given back to the store, but instead taken to an animal shelter.

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