Police: Florida man forgets to untie boat while stealing it

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Credit: Martin County Sheriff's Office

A Florida man was arrested on June 24 after police said he attempted to steal a boat outside a restaurant, but forgot the most important thing — untying it.

Jimmie Shuman, 42, almost got away with the boat heist outside the waterfront restaurant Sailor's Return in Stuart when he tried to make off with the 23-foot boat around 10 p.m., TCPalm reports. While attempting to ride off, police said Shuman didn't realize that the boat was still tied to the dock.

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The man whose boat he was trying to take, who also happened to be a retired law enforcement officer, detained Shuman and waited until police arrived. He was charged with grand theft of a boat and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Read more at TCPalm.