Originally Posted by Capt.aaron
.....The guy's who collectively owned it had let the boat fill with sea water and them dumped a few gallons of old oil in there to boot in an attempt to collect insurance money.......
I knew a guy that tried to light his own car on fire in a club parking lot when we were kids, to collect insurance. He doused it in gasoline and somehow fashioned a lit cigarette so it would burn down and ignite the car, while he was inside. After an hour and no drama, he went outside to see it wasn't on fire, so he returned to try again.
However, someone had seen it and called the police who were in the shadows waiting to arrest him. Their plan worked the first time.