Originally Posted by Lancerbye
One would have to conclude that Dan Pond isn't the brightest light in the harbour. LOL
I agree. Theives are often so lacking in smarts, it's amazing. A guy I know who went to jail for credit card fraud made the mistake of having the items he purchased on stolen card numbers delivered TO HIS HOUSE! Duh...
The guy in this story made a few mistakes
*Stole a sailboat. I mean c'mon - that's like "grand theft horse." How are you going to get away quickly enough? He's 50 miles down the coast, where there is basically only 3 ways to go - coastline north, coastline south or Pacific crossing. Duh.
*Stole a J105. While they are common, they are not that common that you couldn't spot one easily.
*Called for help... but then when I got to the part of the story about modifying the boat to make it "surf faster", it was readily apparent that Pond is indeed "off his meds" and has some kind of mental illness.
I guess he was just suffering from mental problems that were taken out on a boat, rather than on another person or a more common thing like a car. Sounds like he needs help.