A man is in custody following a bizarre incident early Tuesday morning involving the theft of an 80′ yacht and damage of several other vessels in South Lake Union.
Around 4:30 am, police responded to a reported theft of the boat from it’s moorage in Chandler’s Cove. The suspect, an adult male, managed to start the boat and then proceeded to ram other vessels nearby as he attempted to turn the boat around. The man then jumped into Lake Union where patrol officers were able to retrieve him from the water around 4:45 am.
The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation and will be booked into the King County Jail once he is medically cleared.
The damage to property is still being assessed and detectives will handle the follow up investigation. This remains an active and on-going investigation.