According to reports, police have arrested an individual in connection to a boat theft. It is coming forward that not just the man stole a boat but also crashed it into at least two other boats. The incident took place in Newport Beach in California. Video footage of the said incident is surfacing on social media. Ever since the clip went viral, it has been getting a lot of attention from the netizens. The fact that the man not just tried to run away with the stolen boat but damaged other boats in the process too has become the topic of debate.
The viral footage of the incident shows the man driving the boat into two other vessels including a sailboat whose mast was torn off. The video was shared on Instagram under the caption that reads, “shit went down this morning at Newport Beach Harbor”. It was added that some wackjob stole the boat and crashed into this dock. The man guns it forward almost hitting the dock again at the end of the footage.
The individual has not been identified yet. In the video clip, he is seen smashing the boat into the Lido Bridge. As the man drove into the dock, someone was seen yelling in the background. It looks like the individual was the one who recorded the video. Following the incident, someone called the police around 10 AM on Thursday. The cops were informed about a “possible stolen vessel”.
A bystander informed the media that a police boat pulled up and stopped the boat from causing any further damage. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department towed a boat from the scene. It is reported that no one was injured in the incident and the identity of the man is also not identified. Now, it is coming forward that the man has been taken into custody after stealing a pricey yacht in Newport Beach on Thursday.
Police have stated that Joel Siam was detained on suspicion of grand theft of a boat and was held on $3,000,000 bail. Newport Beach Police said that a man was seen vandalizing a yacht near Balboa Bay Resort at 1200 West Coast Highway. It was reported that the man crossed the highway and seized a yacht. Currently, the damaged 60-foot yacht had been undergoing maintenance. Aerial footage showed that the bow sustained the most damage. Harbor Patrol had taken the man into custody. Follow for more updates!
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