ISLAND PARK, NY - June 16: Butch Yamali, owner of Peter's Clam Bar at 600 Long Beach Road, holds Louie the Lobster, who was given a pardon by Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino and released back into the Long Island waters. Photo by Victor Alcorn Please put in as Victoralcorn.com

He clawed his way to freedom!
A giant lobster, believed to be 132 years old, was released into the wild Friday after spending two decades in a tank at a Long Island clam bar.
Louie the Lobster — a 22-pounder who narrowly escaped the pot — was zipped by speedboat to his new home near the Atlantic beach reef in honor of National Lobster week, said Butch Yamali, owner of Peter’s Clam Bar in Hempstead.
“Louie has been here about 20 years. He looks like he’s ready to go,” Yamali said before loading him into a boat docked at Reynolds Channel.
He added, “He’s the largest and oldest of all my lobsters. It’s happy and sad.”
Last week, a customer offered Yamali $1,000 to chow down on Louie at a Father’s Day dinner, he said.
“He was trying to negotiate with me. He said, ‘I want to bring it home for a Father’s Day feast.’ I …
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