Jimmie Shuman is alleged to have tried to steal the boat without realising it was still tied to the dock. It was moored in Stuart, Florida.
An attempt to steal a boat from a Florida dock has been thwarted after the alleged thief forgot to untie the vessel.
TCPalm reports that the oversight by Jimmie Shuman, 42, resulted in him being caught.
The alleged attempted theft took place outside Sailor’s Return, a waterfront restaurant in Stuart, Florida.
Shuamn, 42, is accused of trying to take the 23-foot vessel just before 10pm on 24 June.
“The victim stated he saw the defendant on his boat trying to drive it away, but the boat was still tied to the dock at Sailor’s Return,” stated an arrest affidavit.
The owner of the boat is reported to be a retired law enforcement officer.
He detained Shuman until the police arrived.
Shuman, of Southeast Hawthorne Street in Stuart, was arrested on charges including grand theft of a boat and battery on a law enforcement officer.
A man suspected of stealing a $200,000 French registered yacht three years ago has reported to have left Australia, where…
Irishman Fanche Mahe stole the yacht from Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire and attempted to sail for France because he was "sick…
The RIBS were taken from the British Sailing Team's training base in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro and were later found…
The brand new Centurion Carbon Pro was taken from the Hampshire Club on Monday night.