Homeless on Homeless Crime Takes Nautical Twist

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A sailboat that was stolen from its moorings near Old Sacramento may be a case of homeless on homeless crime.

The boat belongs to a homeless man who only wanted to be identified as “Frank”. He told FOX40 News that he saved up his disability payments to buy the 28 foot sailboat named “Destiny.”

“I could move it around and it’s a roof over my head in bad weather,” said Frank.

Last Friday he found a strange man and his dog on board.

“I asked him, ‘What the hell are you doing on my boat, you get the hell off’.  He said, ‘It’s not your boat it’s mine.’ The hell it is,” said Frank.

The next day, he found his boat gone.  A friend saw it downstream at Miller Park. Two men anchored it in the middle of the river and tried to paddle the Destiny’s rubber dinghy to the West Sacramento side of the river.  West Sacramento Police were waiting for them.

Kirk Sharrah and Max Wilson, both in their 40’s, were arrested for possession of stolen property.  Both have outstanding warrants for illegal camping, panhandling and evading transit fares.  Frank said they damaged his boat and took personal items including clothes that he can’t afford to replace.

“When you’re homeless out here and you have other homeless stealing from you … somebody like that I got no use in the world for them, none at all,” said Frank.

He says he may now be forced to sell his boat.

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