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(Sun Sentinel)   Couple arrested for trying to sell purloined boat parts, will get a stern lesson in the law   ( divider line
    More: Florida, Dania Beach, boats, Broward Sheriff's Office, BSO, lessons, detectives  
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2014-03-22 01:21:34 PM  
I suspect they'll sail right through court.
2014-03-22 01:22:46 PM  
We do need to stem the tide of this sort of crime. And it's a-boat time, too.
2014-03-22 01:23:08 PM  
Hopefully there's no jury rigging.
2014-03-22 01:25:19 PM  
Before they were arrested did they drop on the deck and flop like a fish?
2014-03-22 01:26:32 PM  
I must bow before the awesome headline and comments.
2014-03-22 01:29:19 PM  
They will probably get off with a stern warning.
2014-03-22 01:29:20 PM  
The Purloined Boat Part, by Edgar Allen Poe's Third cousin once removed.

The Queen of England was in a fix because somebody had stolen a boat part which could get her Chucked out of her job (literally). The Great Detective, let's call him TGD, although everybody knows his real name, was quietly contacted to recover the Purloined Boat Part with a minimum of press coverage.

TGD noses around and then shows up at the Palace with a big box marked "Boat Parts (1). Do not kick around like a football."

"Where ever did you find it?" asked the Queen. The constabulary and intelligence community have turned over every stone in the country looking for it without fruit or avail!"

"Elementary, Queenie Baby." It was sitting on the dock in a big box marked "Boat Parts (1) Do not kick around like a football".

'Hidden in plane sight?', said the Queen, using British punctuation in speech--very hard to do unless you speak the Queen's English as only the HMQ can.

"Hell, yes. There was a drone sitting on the box, preening his feathers with a bottle of Mum's Champagne. I shooed him away to take the box. I also had to fight off several NSA drones with my sword-stick".

'Those are illegal," said the Queen, turning an exclamation point deftly into a comma. 'But in your case, I will make an exception because I know that the only way to catch a crimiinal breaking the law is to use a cop or spy breaking the law even worse.'

Another Brantgoose mini-news fictional dramatization.
2014-03-22 01:29:23 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: I suspect they'll sail right through court.

Hopefully, they'd be anchored to a more law-abiding lifestyle
2014-03-22 01:32:33 PM  
The headline just keeled me.
2014-03-22 01:33:03 PM  
FTA-"I've got to give props to the Broward Sheriff's Office," he said. "They really did an excellent job."

When I lived there years and years ago there were some crooks donning scuba gear and going thru the marinas stealing props. (mostly stainless ones )

Wish i would of seen those tell tale bubbles floating to the surface.
Toss her in reverse and gun it
2014-03-22 01:35:38 PM  
With any luck, they'll get two years before the mast.
2014-03-22 01:36:00 PM  

Mrbogey: Hopefully there's no jury rigging.

No way. They will be tried by a jury of their piers.
2014-03-22 01:36:57 PM  
The guy looks more like a Cleatus to me, not a Pawl.
2014-03-22 01:38:56 PM  

skinink: Mrbogey: Hopefully there's no jury rigging.

No way. They will be tried by a jury of their piers.

Oh bravo... Bravo indeed.
2014-03-22 01:41:20 PM  
In the wake of these events I'm sure they won't bow to the waves of pressure again and launch a sea change in their lives that will give crime a wide berth in the future.
2014-03-22 01:42:32 PM  
Here's hoping they don't slip through a porthole in the law.
2014-03-22 01:46:41 PM  


Mrbogey: Hopefully there's no jury rigging.

No way. They will be tried by a jury of their piers

*hands skinink a glass of port*
2014-03-22 01:48:50 PM  
People from the Mississippi River to South Florida agree - put them under lock and key.
2014-03-22 03:04:26 PM  
I've got a sinking feeling these buoys won't learn their lesson
2014-03-22 03:14:34 PM  
They'll be tied to the yard arm and given 40 lashes
2014-03-22 03:17:05 PM  
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2014-03-22 03:24:43 PM  
Props to the Submitter for the punny headline.
2014-03-22 03:44:07 PM  
They are up the creek without a paddle : (
2014-03-22 04:04:20 PM  
Are they being held without bail?
2014-03-22 04:05:07 PM  
If not, they should hope for a speedy tri-hull.
2014-03-22 05:01:35 PM  
Hopefully there will be a leak in their defense and we can wave them bye-bye!
2014-03-22 05:40:29 PM  
Bastards. Keelhaulin's too good for 'em.

Some bastard stole the prop from my boat while it was at the moorings. Interesting feeling when you cast off, engage reverse and just drift.
It was a fairly unusual left-hand thread, so the bugger probably had the same kind of boat as mine.
2014-03-22 05:42:05 PM  
You should always be careful when stealing a boat. The owner might employ the forecastle defense.
2014-03-22 08:26:19 PM  

skinink: Mrbogey: Hopefully there's no jury rigging.

No way. They will be tried by a jury of their piers.

Everyone will remain very prowfessional.
2014-03-23 01:22:57 AM  
Take a bow, subby.
2014-03-23 05:38:40 PM  
Poop deck!

Captain, there's a telephone call for you.

I'll take it in the poop deck.

(suppressed giggles)

Why do the crew always snicker when I take a phone call? Do they not respect me?
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