A Swiss woman touring an Italian island paid nearly $200 for a lobster dish at a restaurant only to release the crustacean back into the ocean moments later.
The woman picked up the lobster from a transparent bucket at the seafood restaurant Gente di Mare and then tossed it into the ocean, according to the Daily Mail.
Before releasing the lobster, the unidentified woman asked the restaurant staff if it was safe for the lobster to be dropped from a certain height. The lobster, which reportedly weighed one kilogram, swam away after it was released, according to people standing nearby.
She had caressed the lobster gently before setting it free, according to restaurant owners Antonio and Gianluca Fasolino.