Police say man allegedly stole Victoria Clipper ferry boat
SEATTLE — A man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of stealing a Victoria Clipper boat and heading out into the middle of Seattle's Elliott Bay.
The man did not have permission to be aboard the passenger ferry boat, police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said. The suspect was being questioned and was to be booked into the King County Jail.
The boat was reported drifting about 300 yards from Pier 69 on the Seattle waterfront about 7 a.m.
The Coast Guard and Seattle police were contacted when a tugboat was sent to retrieve it and a man was discovered on board, police said.
SWAT officers boarded the boat and arrested the man.
The man told police that he took the boat because he wanted to go to West Seattle, police said. They're still trying to determine how he managed to commandeer the ship.
The Victoria Clipper provides ferry service between Seattle and Victoria, B.C.
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