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I hates me a thief.
I'm with you Captain. Next in line are the people telling me that I have worked too hard and must give some of what I have to those that won't work for it themselves!

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I hates me a thief. I've been robbed significantly like five times and lost of $20,000 worth of tools over a six year period. If I ever catch someone red-handed, I'm probably going to jail.
I hate a thief as much as you do. Just don't let the thief rob you twice- once your stuff and second your life (of jail). Cannot do much sailing from jail.
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Keep us updated

I found this story to be quite facinating. I hope the original poster lets us know what happens, if the lady turns out to be crazy, gets locked up, let go or what ever.
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"She slipped and fell and hurt herself, Your Honor."
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Thats a crazy story and reminds me of when I got "the call". Not sure if anyone here remembers my old thread from over 18 months ago. I had my first sailboat and new to me Cal 25 tied up in a public harbor, left it only for one day and it was found over 8 miles out in Lake Ponchartrain against the Causeway Bridge. At the time, it was believed someone had just took off the mooring lines as it appeared no one was onboard it. After reading this thread, makes me wonder if my incident was also attempted theft. Maybe they tried to steal my boat and quickly realized they had no idea how to sail, jumped off and just let it drift away and aquire a few thousand dollars in damage. I aways found it hard to believe that the boat just drifted itself out the harbor and somehow found its way out in the lake. My boat now, she stays in the marina and I have several people that know me and know that if anyone is ever on my boat and I am not their, call me asap. Always important to look after each others boats, not only for theft reasons but other problems too. For example, a boat could be rapidly taking on water and owner not knowing unless someone contacts him.
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Why would a 60 y.o woman try to steal a boat? Weird with a capital W!!!!
LandLocked - you must be a young one. My wife is a very youthful 60 and we just got back from 850 nautical miles and five weeks on our 34 Irwin. Linda would LOVE a $300,000.00 boat! (and so would I) But - never would steal one!

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I am an attorney and I sure as hell would argue that she did steal the boat. She didn't just "attempt" to steal it.

She purposely walked aboard, cast off the lines and took it out of the slip, quite clearly, based on the circumstances, with the intent to sail it away. I certainly would argue that all the required elements of grand larceny were met. The fact that she got only a few dozen yards away with it and you got it back quickly doesn't make it any less a theft than if she had managed to get a few dozen miles away. The only difference is she got caught immediately after committing the theft.

If you take something off a store shelf with the intent of leaving without paying for it and trip on the doorsill on your way out and fall flat on your face, dropping the item, you've still shoplifted.

I also hates me some thieves.

Of course, in my case, someone would have to be pretty hard up to want to steal my worn old 1968 Pearson. Doesn't mean I'd let them have it easy, though. I'd "let them have it" in an entirely different manner.
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I also hates me some thieves.

Of course, in my case, someone would have to be pretty hard up to want to steal my worn old 1968 Pearson. Doesn't mean I'd let them have it easy, though. I'd "let them have it" in an entirely different manner.
"let them have it." I think I like the way you think.

I hates me some thieves.

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Its not like the first thing the OP said was she clearly had mental issues or anything

I can only hope none of you have to deal with a family member with a mental problem or perhaps i should hope you get a taste of it
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"She slipped and fell and hurt herself, Your Honor."
So you're advocating beating up 60 year old women for attempted theft are you? Just think about what you're saying.
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