Health Department Cracks Down on Dr. Claw

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Photo: Brooklyn Paper

Several months after Ben Sargent was introduced to the world and then assumed the Ali G–esque identity of Dr. Claw, a.k.a. the Lobster Pusher Man, after his hidden lobster lair received a visit from the Fire Department, the Health Department is now turning up the heat on him. According to the Brooklyn Paper, the DOH has affixed a notice to his Greenpoint pad demanding that he “immediately close and cease and desist from operating any food service establishment at these premises.” Here’s hoping Dr. Claw finds a way to avoid the threat of jail time — he’s proven himself adept at dodging authority in the past. And also, what does this mean for the secret sandwich guy? He doesn’t seem too concerned, per an update to Bread.Butter.Cheese’s Facebook page: “Oh snap! They're turning up the heat ... No worries, though, lovers of underground food — Dr. Claw will be back, I'm sure. He's a resilient dude!”

De-clawed! City stuffs underground lobster roll man [Brooklyn Paper]

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