By CBSBoston.com Staff

SANDWICH (CBS) – The former owner of the Cape Cod company Superior Lobster & Seafood has been arrested for allegedly cutting off the oxygen supply to $10,000 worth of lobsters and killing them.

Joseph Vaudo has been charged with felony vandalism and illegal dumping. Vaudo was ordered by the court to give up possession of the company back in December.

Investigators say he was caught on surveillance video last Thursday turning off the oxygen supply for the lobsters.

“Video surveillance from June 24th at approximately 9:18pm, showed a male party illegally throw trash in the company’s commercial dumpster then proceed to turn off the compressor and oxygen supply to the live seafood tank,” Sandwich police said.

He was arraigned in court on Monday.

CBSBoston.com Staff