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Old 10-10-2017, 05:28   #1
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Man Tried to Steal Sailboat, Called Owner in Process

You can't make this stuff up!

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...ner-in-process

"The suspect is accused of using emergency contact information on the boat to call its owner, who said the suspect told him his boat was 'too complicated' to sail."
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I really don't understand what makes strangers think they'll just take your boat to do *whatever*, and that that is somehow okay. Dang!

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Our town of Whoville, Massachusetts is filled with idiots. Going to the supermarket is like taking in a freakshow.
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Our town of Whoville, Massachusetts is filled with idiots. Going to the supermarket is like taking in a freakshow.
how do you know that these people,the idiots,are not just normal....and you are the freak,gifted with intelligence
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how do you know that these people,the idiots,are not just normal....and you are the freak,gifted with intelligence
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Re: Man Tried to Steal Sailboat, Called Owner in Process

If someone is going to steal my boat, I hope they do it before the refit rather than after.

I really don't get stealing boats of any size unless it is being used for a single drug run. Then it might make some sense.

It doesn't seem like a long term proposition unless you are going extremely remote and never coming back to civilization.

Must be some kind of an IQ test that most thieves fail.
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You can't fix STUPID!
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Re: Man Tried to Steal Sailboat, Called Owner in Process

This guy must've been quite high on something. He told the cops he wanted to "sail like a pirate."

So . . . yup. Did that, or at least boarded like a pirate, for a few minutes.

And now he can face the justice system like a pirate. I'm sure he's glad he won't hang in chains, though.
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This guy must've been quite high on something. He told the cops he wanted to "sail like a pirate."

So . . . yup. Did that, or at least boarded like a pirate, for a few minutes.

And now he can face the justice system like a pirate. I'm sure he's glad he won't hang in chains, though.
a few years back a young couple stole a boat from falmouth cornwall, my home port, it was later found drifting off the coast of west africa with both dead onboard having died from thirst and starvation.........
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Curious to know what the owner said when he got "the call"...
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a few years back a young couple stole a boat from falmouth cornwall, my home port, it was later found drifting off the coast of west africa with both dead onboard having died from thirst and starvation.........
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I love that pic!! nice share!! And yah, freaks and idiots are everywhere... Just pay attention and you will be amazed!!!!!

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Sure you can, it just takes a small incision. Ask a vet.
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a few years back a young couple stole a boat from falmouth cornwall, my home port, it was later found drifting off the coast of west africa with both dead onboard having died from thirst and starvation.........
( despite some wishing to make humour on ) That was really quite a tragic and sad event . The boat was eventually found damaged ( jamed rudder , shredded sails etc ) an estimated minimum of 2 months after her final diary entry , detailing fatigue and desperation .although few of us would condone stealing another persons boat I guess the attraction of life on a boat was irresistible to this not so young couple ( who wre actually on the run after a previous boat theft !! ) , sad
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