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By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Nightlife Blogger
Perhaps he had a Hurricane and went insane.
Drank a Zombie and turned into one.
Consumed a Mai Tai which made him think “may I?”
Whatever the reason, an intoxicated man stole a floating tiki bar and took it for a joy ride. It happened in the Upper Florida Keys in early January.
#BreakingNews🚨@USCG Station Key West crews recovered a reportedly stolen tiki hut boat near Hawk’s Channel. The person aboard showed signs of intoxication and was taken into custody by @MyFWC. Don’t drink and boat! #Partnerships #BUI #LawEnforcement pic.twitter.com/taecIufV0j
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) January 13, 2021
Of course he was intoxicated! Who would even think of doing this while sober!?
A floating tiki bar is just that – a thatched-roof water craft with an outdoor motor attached for taking people around harbors and bays in a fun and unique manner. They come with a bartender who makes rum and tiki cocktails.
There are a few of them in Florida – Key Largo, Key West and Ft. Lauderdale – as well as some in California and elsewhere.
It is not known to whom the stolen one belongs to or how the person came up on it. Let alone what prompted him to think “hey, this might be a good idea!”
The identity of the “thief” has not been released but he is facing charges of grand theft and resisting an officer without violence, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.