A man's routine morning run in Fairhaven turned into a peculiar mystery.

Meet Ned Hamilton, who regularly records his early-morning runs through town. The Fairhaven resident and Hastings Middle teacher has run 5Ks, marathons and half-marathons but he's never encountered anything quite like what he stumbled upon in the Riccardi's Italian Restaurant parking lot.

There, in the semi-darkness of dawn, Hamilton saw some weird shapes scattered across the pavement. As he drew nearer, his confusion morphed into disbelief. It was bread — specifically, the sub rolls apparently used for Riccardi’s delectable chicken parmesan sandwiches and Italian grinders.

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Courtesy Ned Hamilton
Courtesy Ned Hamilton

“What the heck is that?” Hamilton recounted.

The bread looked unscathed.

“What’s alarming to me was that there were no birds or seagulls swarming at all, and it looked like perfectly good bread," Hamilton said. "What a waste."

Perplexed but with a run to finish, Hamilton left the scene, unsure if the bread would still be there when he returned.

Adding an extra layer of intrigue to this baffling bread incident is the lack of ripped garbage or clear bags typically associated with discarded food items. Hamilton said he saw none. The dumpsrers were placed at the back of the building, far from where the bread was found.

For now, the mystery of the Riccardi’s parking lot bread remains unsolved.

File this under Unexplained Sub Roll Surprise.

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