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Local Authorities Searching for Boat Banditos

There are 20 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Oct 27, 2009, titled Local Authorities Searching for Boat Banditos. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

A manhunt in under way for a couple of Lake Erie boat banditos, Fox 8 News reports.

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Lakewood, OH

#1 Oct 27, 2009
How about letting us in on a few details, such as--What kind of boat did they have? What was their MO? My husband is an avid perch fisherman, and I'd sure like to alert him as to what he should be looking for out there.

“One Sarcastic Dog.”

Since: Jul 09

Juvenalian Satire

#2 Oct 27, 2009
so we know the pirates were hispanic?

Rocky River, OH

#3 Oct 27, 2009
who moved east Cleveland?

United States

#4 Oct 27, 2009
Crap. Now I've got to carry on the water too? One of the few places I felt I could get away from the rifraff was on the lake! My world is getting smaller!
Jacalyn Ramirez

Dover, OH

#5 Oct 27, 2009
This is just ridiculous! First at the ATM and on the corners in the shadows now piracy on boats, in Lake Erie! Before you know it there will be no place where we'll be able to go for freedom of crime. Maybe they should stop with all of the lay-offs with the authority because so far more and more it's sounding like we need them.
CCW Holder

Milwaukee, WI

#6 Oct 27, 2009

Wouldn't have been just fabulous if the poor guy that was held up leaned down and pulled out a nice juicy AR-15, AK-47 or a Mossburg pump-action with "00" shells and sent their theiving ^$$'es and boat to the bottom of the lake?!!!

Tell me...who the hell would hear the shots out in the lake or their theiving cries for help in the nice cold waters of Lake Erie.


Cleveland, OH

#7 Oct 27, 2009
Why wouldn't they just call them Pirates? Boat Banditos? You fail on trying to soften up the story.

Broadview Heights, OH

#8 Oct 27, 2009
Pirates of the Lake Erie. What is this world coming to?

Cleveland, OH

#9 Oct 27, 2009
How stupid, how many people carry alot of money on them when they go fishing, I know i don't i just take enough to get in on a fishing pool when i go out fishing on a headboat. Yeh I will have to start carrying on my relaxing fishing trips now. What is this world coming to?

United States

#10 Oct 27, 2009
Can't you shoot pirates?

Cleveland, OH

#11 Oct 28, 2009
Yes, unfortunately the only solution here is to make certain you are adequately armed when out on the lake. A fire arm should be a legal requirement just like an anchor or life jacket.

Cleveland, OH

#12 Oct 28, 2009
that's why the make you have flairs on your boat!!!
NRA Certified Trainer

Medina, OH

#13 Oct 28, 2009
Boaters can CCW while boating as long as they follow the State Law.

Cleveland, OH

#14 Oct 28, 2009
I can't wait for Cedar Point to open up the ride!
"Pirates of the Lake Erie"

United States

#15 Oct 28, 2009
NRA Certified Trainer wrote:
Boaters can CCW while boating as long as they follow the State Law.
Holstered on my body or in a locked box, huh? not too practical in my swim trunks.

Lakewood, OH

#16 Oct 28, 2009
Pistoff...it doesn't have to be in a locked box. Just a container with a flap or zipper...not locked though.

Westlake, OH

#17 Oct 28, 2009
Why didn't they give a discription of the suspects? Would it be racial profiling?

United States

#18 Oct 29, 2009
DGF wrote:
Pistoff...it doesn't have to be in a locked box. Just a container with a flap or zipper...not locked though.
Good to know, thanks. Would the glove compartment meet the requirement here, or is a separate case called for?

Cleveland, OH

#19 Nov 4, 2009
were these guys from somali

Beachwood, OH

#20 Nov 17, 2009
How about a description on the Lake Erie robbers so boaters are not suspecting every 18 foot white boat with blue stripe out there? I think it is time the media got back to doing there job correctly and actually start giving out detailed descriptions in these criminal cases instead of trying not to offend anyone because of age, gender, race or culture, etc.

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