Stanley Yacht Services: Man Spots Stolen Yacht On TV; Thieves Ran Aground

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Man Spots Stolen Yacht On TV; Thieves Ran Aground

Photo | © Michael Short
As msnNow observes
Stealing a luxury yacht? Make sure you can drive it.
Imagine owner John Fruth's surprise when he recognized his $3 million yacht, the 82-foot Darling, which he believed to be safely docked at a marina, in the midst of a televised Coast Guard mission. 

Fruth was watching the rescue of three sailors who had run aground on a sandbar about 20 yards off a beach in Pacifica, CA on Monday. It turns out the hapless mariners, two men and a woman, had actually stolen the sailing vessel from Sausalito Yacht Harbor and then, apparently, were unable to navigate it properly.
The three suspects - Leslie Gardner, 63, Dario Mira, 54, and Lisa Modawell, 56 - were pulled off the boat onto personal watercraft by San Mateo County sheriff's deputies about noon and handed over to Pacifica police, who booked them on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy. [video]
Well, this certainly lends to the suggestion that yacht owners should equip their vessels with remote monitoring security cameras and alarm systems. Hopefully, the damage to that beautiful boat will be minimal.

Read more:
John Fruth sees his stolen yacht on the evening news in California  | msnNOW
Luxury yacht stolen in Sausalito - 3 held | SFGate

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