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Couple charged in lobster theft

March 9, 2011
The Leader Herald

AMSTERDAM - State police arrested a married couple Friday after the husband allegedly stole lobster tails from an Aldi's grocery store.

Ronald A. Parillo, 68, of Amsterdam was confronted by the manager of the Route 30 store after the man came to the store three times and took lobster tails, state police spokeswoman Maureen Tuffey said.

Parillo agreed to come back into the store and pay for the merchandise, but then dropped the food and fled on foot, heading south on Route 30 and leaving his truck and his dog behind, Tuffey said.

Parillo's wife, Mary Parillo, 57, returned for the truck, Tuffey said. Police told her she could not take the truck, but she refused to cooperate and tried to enter the vehicle, Tuffey said.

Mary Parillo was charged at 3:05 p.m. with obstruction of government administration and released on an appearance ticket.

Ronald Parillo was found at 2 Broadway at 5 p.m. and charged with three counts of petit larceny and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. He was released on $1,000 bail.



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