Transit Police report pinching a shellfish Dorchester guy they say tried to steal bags of frozen shrimp from a man who was going down a Red Line car offering to sell them.
Police say the briny action started shortly before 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday on a train hurtling towards Ashmont, when a man started offering passengers bags of frozen shrimp at $10 a bag.
One of the passengers whom the victim believed may be a potential customer stated, words to the effect, "I'll take all of them" and proceeded to closed fisted punch the victim in the face and attempt to relieve the victim of his frozen bags of shrimp.
But it takes more than a punch to the face to separate a man from his shrimp and Eduardo Castro, 22, of Dorchester, fled the train at Ashmont empty handed - followed by the victim, who ran up the escalator yelling he'd been robbed. That captured the attention of Transit Police officers on patrol at the station, who quickly pincered Castro.
Police say Castro gave officers a fake name, then tried to scampi away, but the officers were able to tail him and quickly netted him again and this time arrested him on charges of attempted unarmed robbery and resisting arrest.