Reporting Tony Lopez
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It was a picture perfect weekend for two men to go sailing along the Sacramento River.
There was only one problem—the 27-foot sailboat wasn’t theirs.
Robert Mayse, the actual owner of Destiny, struggled in his beaten up raft to reach his sailboat on Monday.
“I had peace on that boat,” he said.
That peace was shattered over the weekend when Robert came face to face with Kirk Sharrah and Max Wilson, two men who decided they wanted Mayse’s boat.
“I asked him, ‘What are you doing on my boat, fool?’ He said, ‘That’s not your boat, it’s my boat.” I said, ‘Like hell it is, you better get your ass off,’” Mayse said.
They didn’t listen, and Mayse watched as the nautical novices tried to set sail.
While the pair may look like seasoned fishermen, they couldn’t get the boat moving. They attempted to get away in his raft.
It didn’t take long for police to reel in the alleged thieves, but the damage had been done to Mayse’s boat—the engine, the cabin, the sail.
But he says they didn’t stop there.
“They stole a bunch of my property off there. They even took my dirty clothes,” he said. “I don’t know what they did with them. They’re not on the boat.”
Now he’s stuck with a boat that won’t budge, and no money to fix it.
“I just don’t have any more money. All my reserves are gone. I’m one broke pupy.”
So what’s next for Mayse?
“Tent—it’s the only thing I can see right now is a tent,” he said.
A tent on dry land along the river he loves is where he’ll be until he’s able to sell Destiny.