Boat stolen on Otter Tail LakePublished 6:03am Monday, July 25, 2011 Updated 6:04am Monday, July 25, 2011
A man’s boat was returned to him after an apparent joyride on Otter Tail Lake early Sunday morning.
The man reported around 2:15 a.m. that his boat had been taken. It had been parked at a dock at the man’s address of 36108 County Highway 72.
The keys had been left inside, and the rope connecting to boat to its dock had been cut. A roadside search did not reveal any boat matching the description out on the lake.
However, around 7:30 a.m., the boat washed up near shore at an address on Blarney Beach Road.
It was undamaged except for a scratch on the hull.
A cooler that the owner had used to store beer was found abandoned at a nearby roadway.
There are no suspects, but the owner did see a group of juveniles near the boat shortly before it was taken.Tags: Battle Lake, motor vehicle theft, Otter Tail Lake