Man Charged With Theft in Unmooring of Duluth Cruise Boats
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities say a Minneapolis area man boasted of his
knowledge of boats after he allegedly unmoored two large cruise boats and set
them adrift in the Duluth harbor.
Prosecutors charged 47-year-old Gregory Sullwold of Greenwood with felony theft
for unmooring the boats last week.
Harbor officials found the 100-ton Vista Star and 60-ton Vista Queen tour boats
drifting unmanned early on Sept. 21. No one was hurt, but the Queen came within
20 feet of colliding with a Canadian ship.
According to the complaint, when Sullwold was arrested he told police he was
interested in ``the boats floating on the harbor.''
The two boats drifted for four hours. The incident was caught on surveillance video.
Sullwold is due in court Oct. 31. Police say the suspect acted alone.