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Wednesday, May 25, 2005
An act of true shellfishness in Roland Park
Crab capers in Baltimore.
Installed last week as part of the city's Crabtown Project public art display and fund-raiser, the hulking fiberglass crustacean perched in front of Eddie's of Roland Park grocery store was reported missing yesterday.

"We think it may have been abducted at mallet-point," said Steve Kuehn, the general manager of the high-end market.

The 75-pound orange crab, with a clawspan of 5 1/2 feet, was wearing a painted-on garment decorated as a white chef's jacket with a Maryland flag on the back.

It was wearing a chef's hat and holding tongs and a whisk in its claws.


posted by Broadsheet @ 11:08 PM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At May 25, 2005, Anonymous mike said…

    I read it was back this morning. All I can picture is that Simpsons episode where Bart persuades himself to cut the head off the Jebediah Springfield. "Aww man, that's just cloud talk!"

     
  • At May 26, 2005, Blogger dogfaceboy said…

    It's only slightly less shellfish than what happened to mine. A huge glass mosaic, my crab was lifted out of its base and smashed on the ground. Lovely, eh? Makes you want to be among humanity.

     
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