A 20-year-old Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly stealing and beaching a boat while on a ‘Four Loko’ binge.
Jonathan Race, 20, is being accused of burglary and grand theft after stealing a boat from Daytona Marina and Boat Works and crashing it on the beach. Race was identified as the suspect because left his pants, wallet and identification on the boat.
Investigators said Jonathan Race allegedly broke into Daytona Marina & Boat Works shortly before 4:45 a.m. Saturday, rummaged through two vessels, left belongings strewn across the boatyard and stole a 36-foot boat named Ethel Jeanne.
The boat later plowed into a beach at full-speed, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers said no one was aboard the vessel. FWC officers said they found paperwork on the boat that indicated it was being stored at the marina for repairs, and a pair of tan pants containing a cellphone, a wallet and Race’s driver’s license, according to an arrest report
Police said they met up with Race at a Port Orange home and interviewed him on the porch, where he told investigators that the last thing he remembered was drinking a couple 4 Loko drinks at a 7-Eleven across from the marina.
When arrested, Race told investigators that he had “blacked out” on Four Loko and was “just making stupid decisions.” He told investigators that the only thing he knew is that he woke up on the shore in Daytona Beach and then walked home to Port Orange. Detectives said they asked Race if he noticed that he wasn’t wearing any shorts, but he said he woke up wearing a pair of blue shorts that ‘didn’t belong to him.’
Race has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of grand theft. He is being held at Volusia County Jail on $8,500 bond.