Thousand Oaks' Rick Ehlert Arrested For Allegedly Dropping Anchor On Moving Cruise Ship
This ship was almost stopped in its tracks, according to the FBI.
In the department of don't-try-this-at-home-kids we have a Thousand Oaks RV dealer who, while drunk, dropped anchor on a moving cruise ship over the weekend, authorities allege.
So while we're busy getting our privates scanned and junk groped at LAX, one man could have taken down an entire cruise ship -- apparently and/or allegedly because the anchor was similar to the one on his own 50-foot boat, according to KTLA News.
Of course, the device on his boat doesn't weight 28,000 to 50,000 pounds, as they do on massive cruise ships.
KTLA identified the
tard suspect as 44-year-old Rick Ehlert. Authorities said he dropped anchor as the Holland America's MS Ryndam cruised from Mexico to Florida early Saturday.
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According to the FBI his alleged action could have sunk the ship.
He was arrested on suspicion of "attempting to damage, destroy or wreck a vessel and attempting to cause damage that could endanger the ships navigation," according to KTLA.
He was released this week after he posted bond. Ehlert could face 20 years behind bars if convicted.
In prison they have their own game called drop the anchor. Not as fun.
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