A Cape Cod man is reported to have destroyed $ 10,000 of lobster in the fish market, police say

A man has been charged after he was caught on video destroying $ 10,000 of lobster at a fish market in the city of Sandwich, Massachusetts, in Cape Cod.

Joseph Vaudo has been charged with vandalism of criminal property and illegal dumping after he destroyed a lobster tank at Superior Lobster and Seafood last week, police said.
Vaudo allegedly appeared in a surveillance video shutting down the compressor and oxygen supply to the market’s live seafood tank. Sandwich police also said Vaudo dumps the waste at the market’s landfill.

Public records show that Vaudo previously had a fish market, Mr. Vaudo’s Fish Market, where the Superior Lobster and Seafood is currently located. Vaudo filed for bankruptcy in 2019, according to records.
A phone number listed for Vaudo was disconnected and he did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty in court on Monday and was released on $ 1,000 bail, NBC Boston reported.

Superior Lobster and Seafood did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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