Stephen Woodard, arrested last night after allegedly shooting out the window of a car parked near Santarpio's, is, as the cliche goes, known to police.
In December, Woodard made national headlines for an only-in-Boston heist in which he got behind the wheel of a truck loaded with lobster in Charlestown and took off - only to crash it while employees of the lobster company were chasing him in another lobster truck.
At the time, a judge set bail at $500.
In 2010, then just 20, Woodard made local headlines when he somehow escaped a jail van outside East Boston District Court and then stole a Boston public-works truck that had the keys in the ignition and led police on a chase through Chelsea, Revere, Everett, and Malden before escaping on foot through Revere marshes.
After three days in hiding in a Charlestown apartment, he gave up.
At the time of his escape, Woodard was being transported to Charlestown District Court to face armed-robbery and drug charges when the sheriff's deputy driving it made a stop at East Boston District Court.
Among the charges Woodard faces for the incident outside Santarpio's is being an armed career criminal, which potentially means a longer sentence if he's convicted on the other charges.