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How liveaboards get a bad name..

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How liveaboards get a bad name..

Unread postby Jaxfishgyd » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:05 pm

This is from a couple of years ago, WHY the police didn't shoot him is amazing, this is the local newspaper report
City police came close to
gunfire in a tense confrontation
with a boat owner at Tiger Point
Marina on Oct. 26, according
to a police report.
Police went to the marina
t
hat evening after a man report-
ed that his sister posted on
Facebook that her husband was
being abusive and had taken
her phones away.
Arriving at the boat where
the couple lived, police knocked
several times, identifying them-
selves, according to the report.
A
fter several minutes, the
husband reportedly came out
on the starboard side of the boat
brandishing a handgun, forcing
the officers to take cover.
Officers loudly identified
themselves several more times,
according to the report, and
also shined a flashlight on the
man.
He then reportedly pointed
t
he gun at officers, yelling
“Show yourselves!”
Officers advised the man
that they would come out if he
placed the gun in the boat. He
yelled that he had put the gun
down, but officers could see by
f
lashlight it was still in his hand,
according to the report.
A
nother officer arrived with
a patrol rifle to cover an officer
who went to his vehicle to
retrieve an additional rifle, and
all officers reportedly took
strategic positions.
Officers again repeated their
identities to the boat owner, who
did not stop pointing his gun at
t
hem and continued to yell for
them to come for ward.
At that point, the wife report-
edly came onto the deck with
her cell phone.
Police could hear the woman
calling 911. One of them con-
tacted the Nassau County
Sheriff’s Office and advised
t
hem to tell the wife police were
already there.
At that time, the boat owner
put his gun down and met with
officers on the dock.
According to the report, the
couple smelled of alcohol and
appeared to be intoxicated, but
the woman did not appear to be
injured. She told police she and
her husband were arguing ear-
lier but she was fine. Police
instructed her to call her broth-
er and tell him she was OK,
a
ccording to the report.
T
he husband continued to
b
e “argumentative and could
not grasp the severity of the sit-
uation,” according to the report.
Police eventually advised the
couple to return to the boat and
stay there until morning.
Police also spoke on the
p
hone with the woman’s broth-
e
r, advising him that gunfire

was imminent” during the
alter
c
ation, and that the couple
was in danger of being injured
due to their intoxicated state.
T
he report also advised all
officers to take “extreme cau-
tion” around Tiger Point
Marina, especially around any
boat owned by the couple.
Capt Charlie Freeman
43' Hatteras CPMY
M/V "No Dial Tone"
Fernandina Beach, Fl

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Re: How liveaboards get a bad name..

Unread postby tex » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:49 pm

Geesh! No wonder we've got so many incidents.
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Re: How liveaboards get a bad name..

Unread postby Jaxfishgyd » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:14 pm

They got kicked out of Tiger Point Marina (duh) and went to Amelia Island Yacht Basin....Afer about 3 months there, They got caught pumping their bilge overboard during the middle of the day The wife was on the boat dumping dawn soap on the water while he pumped the bilge..... The marina had to clean it all up and (of course) had yet another run in with him...
He left early one morning, skipping out owing money plus the clean up and went to the S.W. part of Florida...
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M/V "No Dial Tone"
Fernandina Beach, Fl
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Re: How liveaboards get a bad name..

Unread postby tex » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:39 pm

Jaxfishgyd wrote:
He left early one morning, skipping out owing money plus the clean up and went to the S.W. part of Florida...

Oh, that's just great. :shock: He'll need a awful good story to get into any marina around here.
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Re: How liveaboards get a bad name..

Unread postby ka8uet » Thu May 05, 2016 7:44 pm

He must have been white. A black man would have been shot instantly.

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