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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Boat Owner Doubts Insurance Will Cover Nude Man's Rampage

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 6:30 AM

click to enlarge Ronald Morgan, in yellow tarp, was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to steal a boat while in the nude - DEANNA DESIN
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  • Ronald Morgan, in yellow tarp, was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to steal a boat while in the nude

Of course Bridgette Carroll has coverage for her sailboat. "We have insurance for natural things," she says. Unfortunately, her 26-footer, the "Slowly But Surely," suffered a minor unnatural disaster on Saturday. "I haven't looked to see if we have an insurance policy for a naked man stabbing it with a hoe. You just don't think that's going to happen to your boat."

But that's just what happened. SF Weekly reported Monday on the alleged exploits of Ronald Morgan, a 44-year-old man in his birthday suit charged with infiltrating a yacht club, making off with a life vest, swimming to another yacht club, then wielding a garden hoe on the "Slowly But Surely" in an abortive attempt to commandeer the vessel.

Carroll is left assessing the damage to the 41-year-old boat.

See Also: Nude Man Infiltrates Yacht Club, Attempts to Steal Boat

The hoe-swinging rampage broke two of the boat's docklines and punctured the fiberglass, Carroll says. Fixing the deck would require a fiberglass specialist; it's one of those grooved decks that prevents folks from slipping (though Morgan seems to have slipped off while over-swinging that hoe).

She figures she's out at least $1,000. So, sooner or later, she'll get it fixed. Slowly but surely.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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