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Iambjm

Stolen Pontoon - Broken Hearts

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From the Star Tribune:

The 25-foot pontoon boat was a community asset in Montevideo, paid for with donations and used weekly by volunteers to take senior citizens, kids and others onto nearby Lac qui Parle to fish or just cruise the waters.

But a real-life Grinch stole the boat, motor and trailer from a parking lot in Montevideo earlier this month.

“It’s just terrible, terrible,’’ said Don Lausen, 83, president of the local Let’s Go Fishing chapter, who personally contributed money to buy the $20,000 boat six years ago. “A lot of people are really disappointed. We average three excursions a week during the summer, and take out over 200 people,’’ he said, including nursing home residents, 4H kids and other groups.

“It’s ridiculous that someone would do something like that to an organization that serves the community.’’

The green and tan 2006 Ercoa Clipper DLX, with a 2005 Mercury 60 horsepower outboard and trailer, was parked at the True Value Hardware store in town when someone hooked it up and drove off June 9. Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said it was sighted on Hwy. 71 north of town being pulled by a dark-colored truck. The boat had “Let’s Go Fishing’’ and other sponsor decals.

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motley man

Can't wait to hear what they do to the thief's when they catch them. Everyone keep your eyes open.

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Ufatz

They will pat them on the head and say "bad boy-no cookies for you today." Then they will file charges against the community for leaving a valuable public asset unguarded. The sponsors will be assessed equal shares of the cost of replacing the pontoon and rigging. The parents of the miscreants will be advised to seek counseling-for them-not for the hoodlums. The hoodlums will be heros to all their buddies.

Somebody check the laws please and see if we can ship them to Singapore for a weeks vacation and "remedial" instruction in better manners. Last time I looked, Singapore still had the right way of dealing with weeds like these.

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silverbulletguy

Post this in the Willmar forum for more exposure. Can't hurt.

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