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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

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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