Authorities are investigating after hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of lobster tails went missing from a truck that was a day late in making its delivery to an Illinois warehouse.
An insurance company started investigating the incident soon after an unnamed 31 year old truck driver made a delivery to the Preferred Freezer Services warehouse on the south side of Chicago on January 8, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.
The insurance investigator told police that only 3 of the original 23 pallets of lobsters tails made it to their final destination. Additionally, the truck driver had delivered lobster tails a day late. He blamed mechanical problems with his truck for the late delivery and said he had no idea what happened to the missing pallets.
The missing 20 pallets of lobster tails was reportedly valued at $650,000.
The insurance investigator went on to tell police that the truck that had delivered the lobster tails had been spotted in a nearby lot on Oakton Street next to a Chevy Tahoe owned by the truck driver. On the ground by both of the vehicles were two rubber bands that had been used to secure the pallets of lobster tails.
The truck driver allowed authorities to search the truck and the Tahoe but said that he would not answer anymore questions about the delivery.
The Morton Grove Police Department is still investigating the incident.