A pair of hapless thieves who hot-wired a motorboat and took out to sea became stranded when the tide went out and were rescued by police.[Previous TGIS]
Jason Goodwin and Michael King left a £7,000 trail of destruction after stealing an inflatable dinghy from a marina in Fareham, Hants, and rowing out to the cruiser.
Once on board they managed to start the vessel, called Titan, but soon became stranded and were forced to let off a rescue flare.
"It was an MOD police officer who saw Titan aground. Goodwin was wading in the water nearby, King was trying to put the anchor down. Then Goodwin got out of the water and lay on the mudbank."
The police continued to watch as 38-year-old Goodwin, who wasn't wearing any trousers, and King, 27, then began walking along the bank, carrying the stolen dinghy.
A police launch was sent out and the two men got back in the dinghy to row away.
When they were interviewed by police they blamed each other.
16 July 2010
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (278)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Telegraph (from Wednesday, July 14; link good at time of posting):