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Scene from an Affleck movie unfolds on the streets of Charlestown: A heist, a chase, a suspect from Southie - and a truckload of live lobsters

According to Boston Police, around 12:30 this morning, a 29-year-old man from South Boston got into a truck being loaded with live lobsters in Charlestown and sped off. But wait, it gets even Affleckier:

Several employees of the lobster company gave chase in a second box truck and caught up with the suspect on Medford Street near Main Street. The suspect refused to stop but instead deliberately crashed the stolen truck into the second box truck. The employees of the lobster company were able to detain the suspect until police arrived on scene.

Police identified neither the company nor the suspect, but said he was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, threats to commit harm, receiving a stolen motor vehicle and operation after revocation or suspension. Police also did not say what happened to the roughly $10,000 worth of lobsters.

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if know name is provided. First rule of journalism.

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BPD doesn't always release suspect names at first.

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Update: The suspect has been identified by the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office as 29-year-old Stephen Woodard. This not Woodard’s first brush with the law, nor his first car chase. In 2010, Woodard reportedly escaped a Suffolk County Sheriff’s van and drove off with a DPW vehicle, leading police on a three-day manhunt before police tracked him down to an apartment in Charlestown and he turned himself in.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2019/12/18/charlestown-lobster-truck...

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I thought the first rule of journalism is that you do not talk about journalism.

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...the second truck was filled with containers of melted butter.

Did they capture the guy by pointing one of those tiny forks at him?

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Haha!! I needed that laugh!

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The police didn't have their cuffs with them, so they restrained him with wide, colorful rubber bands. When witnesses picked him out of a lineup, they just reached in from the ceiling and picked him up by his back.

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I just love to hear made up expressions by sullen dudes in Bruins jerseys.

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"pee wee" references pee wee hockey, which is for little kids. its not a made up phrase. i don't know about outside of new england, but its a pretty common expression within the region.

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The evidence will be placed in a large pot and shared by several detectives who will be called to testify based on their expertise of eating lobster for lunch.

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Let's see him claw his way out of this one.

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I was going to make a crack about long arm of the claw, but I like yours better. Tip of the hat, Gary C.

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No worries, we can go to the Mount Vernon...

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My thoughts and prayers are with the lobsters during this difficult time. Did the would-be robbers wear those cheap plastic bibs?

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I wouldn't be surprised if this was the same guy who tried to sell me a clear plastic bag filled with shrimp in front of the W Hotel one mid-August afternoon circa 2012.

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Make it this one.

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Do these sound like the actions of a man who's had "all he can eat?"

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your dad went into a lobster truck, and ate everything in the lobster truck, and they had to close the lobster truck.

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This Southie punk needs a good kick in the tail. I hope the cops put the knuckles to him. The thing sounds fishy to me. They left a truck load of lobsters running and expected nobody to steal it? You can’t bait someone like that. It’s not fair.

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Any movie will need Matt Damon too.

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Where does Dunkin Donuts fit in all of this?

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