WFTV A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly stole a boat from a marina that later crashed into Daytona Beach with no one aboard, the Daytona Beach Police Department said. Investigators said Jonathan Race allegedly broke into Daytona Marina & Boat Works shortly before 4:45 a.m. Saturday, rummaged through two vessels, left belongings strewn across the boatyard and stole a 36-foot boat named Ethel Jeanne. The boat later plowed into a beach at full-speed, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers said no one was aboard the vessel. FWC officers said they found paperwork on the boat that indicated it was being stored at the marina for repairs, and a pair of tan pants containing a cellphone, a wallet and Race’s driver’s license, according to an arrest report. Police said they met up with Race at a Port Orange home and interviewed him on the porch, where he told investigators that the last thing he remembered was drinking a couple 4 Loko drinks at a 7-Eleven across from the marina. Race told investigators that he had “blacked out” and was “rather drunk” and was “just making stupid decisions,” the report said. He told investigators that the only thing he knows is that he woke up on the shore in Daytona Beach and walked home to Port Orange, officials said. Detectives said they asked Race if he noticed that he wasn’t wearing any shorts, but he said he woke up wearing a pair of blue shorts that didn’t belong to him. Race’s mother called investigators to ask them why her son was being arrested and as her son explained the story to her she asked him several times what was he thinking, the report said. Race was booked into the Volusia County Jail on grand theft and burglary charges. He was being held in lieu of a combined $8,500 bond.
This may be the most “Fucking Florida” headline of 2017, as a Florida Man named Jonathan Race got blackout drunk on Four Loko, then stole a 36-foot boat from a marina and crashed it onto Daytona Beach. If you are a drinker (like me), I can almost guarantee that you have gotten blackout drunk in the past, and woken up to discover that you have done something that you do not remember doing and regret. However for me, these regrettable decisions while blackout drunk have always involved sleeping with an unattractive woman, or somehow dropping sixty bucks at a pizza place at 3am. Imagine waking up from an alcohol induced blackout to discover that you stole a boat from a marina and crashed it onto a beach.
Only in Florida.
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