Man arrested after trying to steal a floating bar
Safe to say, it wasn't the quickest getaway vehicle
Floating Tiki bars are a marvel of the modern age, however, they don't make great getaway vehicles, as one aspiring criminal found out the hard way.
First reported by the Miami Herald, the US Coastguard found a 26-year-old from Missouri inside a stolen floating Tiki Bar, which the culprit had taken from Cruisin' Tikis, according to the FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.)
After being spotted at around 8am local time on January 13, the perpetrator was arrested and charged with grand theft (or should that be grand theft boat-o? ba-dum tss) and damages over $1,000, along with resisting arrest and supplying false details... ouch.
According to the FWC, the hut had sustained fire damage and the VHF radio was partially melted, though the owner of Crusin' Tikis believes this may have been accidental, after the thief started fires within the cupholders and water jugs to keep warm on the water.
So, if you're ever trying to pick out a getaway vehicle on the dockside... maybe skip the Tiki Bar. Or, better yet, don't steal things!