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Over the years, poachers have done some creative things to hide illegally taken lobsters from game wardens, but one San Diego,CA man takes the all-time Hidden Bug Award. Binh Quang Chau, 33, of San Diego, who has been cited four times for poaching, figured out a creative way to hide his catch.
Chau was cited two times and arrested once by Department of Fish and Game wardens in a one-month period in 2007 and charged with taking lobsters out of the La Jolla State Marine Conservation Area, closed to all take. When wardens arrested Chau for the second time, they noticed “odd bulges” in Chau's pants.
Chau had wrapped six lobsters individually in newspaper and stuffed them down his drawers.
“That was kind of a different one there,” said DFG warden Daryl Simmons who had cited Chau the first time while on patrol with warden Gerald Borjeson and Nancy Foley, chief of the DFG's wardens. Simmons was in on all three of the DFG's arrests of Chau. A San Diego Police officer made a fourth arrest.
Fortunately, all six lobsters that Chau stuffed down his pants were still alive and were returned to the ocean, Simmons said.
“We try to do that with all the lobsters we confiscate,” Simmons said. “Those undersized lobsters have a chance to get bigger.”

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Man Busted Stuffing Live Lobsters Into Pants

Man Busted Stuffing Live Lobsters Into Pants

SAN DIEGO (AP) ― A San Diego man who was allegedly poaching lobsters was caught with six of the creatures stuffed down his pants.

Thirty-three-year-old Binh Quang Chau, who has been cited four times for poaching, allegedly took the lobsters from the La Jolla State Marine Conservation Area.

Department of Fish and Game warden Daryl Simmons says wardens arrested Chau when they noticed "odd bulges" in his pants. All six of the newspaper-wrapped lobsters were still alive and were returned to the ocean.

Lobsters in the San Diego area do not have pincers.

http://cbs13.com/watercooler/lobsters.pants.theft.2.838457.html
 
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