Dogfish Super Fan Arrested For Stealing Sign

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Rehoboth Beach – On March 5th, 2017, just before 4 p.m, the Rehoboth Beach Police were called to Dogfish Head by a witness who observed a man cut out a section of the Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats sign and place it in a nearby SUV, according to Rehobeth Beach Police Lt. Jaime B. Riddle.

Riddle said that the witness watched as the man used a steak knife to cut out and remove a section of a sign attached to the fence enclosing the new Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats building being constructed in the 300 block of Rehoboth Avenue.

The sign, consisting of a fabric or tarp like material, runs the length of the six foot fence separating pedestrians on the sidewalk from the construction site, according to Riddle.

The investigating officer was able to observe the sign, in plain view, through the rear window of the identified vehicle, Riddle added.
Riddle said that John J. Castaldo, 51, of Salisbury, Md., obtained the steak knife from inside Dogfish Head, cut out a portion of the sign, placed it in the SUV and returned to the establishment.

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Officers located Castaldo, who had allegedly been drinking, outside Dogfish Head where he was taken into custody without incident.

Castaldo was arrested and charged with 1 count of theft under $1000.00 and 1 count of criminal mischief under $1000 property damage. Both charges were misdemeanors. Castaldo was realeased to a sober co-signer on $600.00 unsecured bail.

Image Credits: DogFish Head


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