December 26, 2014

While giving charitable gifts, man’s vessel is burglarized

A Marathon man’s live aboard vessel was burglarized while he was handing out gifts to the needy.

The victim told Deputy Rosa DiGiovanni he was at the Marathon homeless shelter giving out Christmas gifts on December 23rd  at 10 a.m. He said he returned home to his boat anchored in Boot Key Harbor to find someone had been on board.

The exterior of the vessel was vandalized, his batteries, generator, and solar panels were stolen along with cash, gift cards, electronic equipment, a knife collection, a television and medications.

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