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Man, boat flying foreign flag with Arabic lettering wash ashore in restricted area of Cape Canaveral
FOX 35 ^ | Dec 8, 2010 | By Derrol Nail

Posted on 12/10/2010 5:46:25 PM PST by Islander7

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A man is sitting in the Brevard County jail mostly because won't say who he is, or what he was doing when he beached a boat north of Port Canaveral. He's been given the name "John Doe" after he gave several name that couldn't be verified. The man also couldn't prove he owned the boat and wouldn't tell authorities where he was going.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: arabiclanguage; bananariver; boat; brevard; brevardcounty; florida; immigrants; islam; isolatedincidents; portcanaveral; wot
The boat was also flying under a foreign flag with Arabic lettering, but sheriff's investigators wouldn't say which country it might be from.

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Any Florida FReepers got any more info on this?

1 posted on 12/10/2010 5:46:32 PM PST by Islander7
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To: Islander7

It is highly probable that his name is Mohammed.


2 posted on 12/10/2010 5:48:53 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Islander7

Iranian navy?


3 posted on 12/10/2010 5:49:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Iranian navy?

More like a Bob Marley wannabe.


4 posted on 12/10/2010 5:52:40 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7
Some lost decoy looking for Cocoa Beach? His mufti gave him a free pass, the drugs wore off, and he ended up in a swamp.
Just a guess.
5 posted on 12/10/2010 5:53:12 PM PST by allmost
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To: Islander7
[he] won't say who he is, or what he was doing

I'd give him about a half hour to change his mind, and then begin to execute him; slowly.

ML/NJ

6 posted on 12/10/2010 5:53:58 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: La Lydia
I would suspect he is the lone survivor of a suicide attack on the USA.
7 posted on 12/10/2010 5:53:58 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Cindy; Rushmore Rocks; WestCoastGal; Oorang

Ping


8 posted on 12/10/2010 5:54:41 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Thanks Vel.
That’s news to me.


9 posted on 12/10/2010 5:55:54 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Islander7
The man also couldn't prove he owned the boat and wouldn't tell authorities where he was going.

I would simply tell him that he isn't going anywhere.

10 posted on 12/10/2010 5:58:30 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Islander7

With those dreads, I’ll bet a dollar that the “arabic writing” is Amharic and we have a case of a stoned Rastafari doing something dumb and dumber local police who see all squiggly foreign text as arabic.


11 posted on 12/10/2010 5:58:39 PM PST by upstanding
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To: Cindy

Can’t wait to hear the story behind this one.
If you find out, please do let me know.


12 posted on 12/10/2010 6:00:03 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Islander7

Back in September, another boat drifted into nearby waters - also flying foreign flag. . .dismissed as storm related.

http://www.wesh.com/news/24852418/detail.html
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — A large sailboat was found on Thursday adrift in the rough seas stirred up by Hurricane Earl.

Coast Guard officials were working to determine where the boat came from. They said it didn’t appear that the boat broke its moorings and drifted away, but they said there have been no reports of a missing boat either.

The boat was tossed in 9- to 12-foot seas stirred up by Earl and was found about five miles off Cocoa Beach and towed to Port Canaveral by the Coast Guard cutter Shrike.

Survival Guide | Special Section | Hurricane Special

The boat’s sail was shredded, and authorities said that was part of the mystery. A boat that was moored would have had its sails stowed, but this one appeared to have its sails rigged for sailing. However, nobody was aboard.

A Coast Guard spokesman said there was no reason to start a search-and-rescue mission because there’s no evidence that anyone had gone overboard.

The sailboat had a foreign flag, and the Coast Guard is working to determine the vessel’s owner.

Drug runners are known to abandon boats offshore, but they don’t typically use sailboats. Refugees trying to leave Cuba or Haiti use any kind of boat they can get their hands on. But again, there’s no way of knowing yet who the boat belonged to.

Some of the answers to the many questions about the boat may be answered during a search of the vessel that was planned for Thursday evening at Port Canaveral.


13 posted on 12/10/2010 6:03:31 PM PST by wtd
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To: Islander7

John Doe? More like Ahmet Achmed!


14 posted on 12/10/2010 6:03:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Islander7

Drug Dealer that lost his way to pickup? Someone looking for someones drop zone, on a rumor? Sounds drug related....mho


15 posted on 12/10/2010 6:11:02 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: La Lydia

Quick, someone call the ACLU!


16 posted on 12/10/2010 6:12:14 PM PST by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: Velveeta

Yes, here is the latest I could find. Name and mugshot with the article.

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20101208/BREAKINGNEWS/312080003/1006/news01/Man+arrested+after+sailboat+runs+aground+on+Banana+River

Man Held after boat lands near Cape Canaveral AFS


17 posted on 12/10/2010 6:12:50 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Islander7

The description makes me think that it’s Kwanzaa Klaus!


18 posted on 12/10/2010 6:14:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Islander7

Is that a photo of the guy? He looks like somebody I’ve seen up here in St Augustine. If so, he’s a sort of rasta-man Island-Muslim type who lives on his boat, a ratty sail boat that used to be anchored off the Santa Maria restaurant until they put in mooring fields and charged fees that were too high for some of our transient boating population. Since then, he’s been moving the boat from place to place.

He shows up in the park and does his Islamic prayers from time to time and the rest of the time wanders around town to the free-food places (St Francis House) until it’s time for him to go back to his boat. He generally doesn’t talk to strangers, although after you see him a few times, he recognizes you and will greet you. I think he’s pretty harmless, if this is the same guy. He probably got blown off course today and ended up at Canaveral by accident.


19 posted on 12/10/2010 6:19:34 PM PST by livius
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To: Islander7

Looks like the dude smoked all the herb before he could make it to shore.


20 posted on 12/10/2010 6:21:32 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Islander7
The boat was also flying under a foreign flag with Arabic lettering, but sheriff's investigators wouldn't say which country it might be from.

Dearbornistan - looking for the Great Lakes?

21 posted on 12/10/2010 6:23:21 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: livius

Yes, that the subject and here is an enlarged photo:

http://cmsimg.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=A9&Date=20101208&Category=BREAKINGNEWS&ArtNo=312080003&Ref=AR&Profile=1006&MaxW=550&MaxH=650&title=0


22 posted on 12/10/2010 6:24:46 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

He was not offshore. He was in a part of the Banana River and within a very short distance from the Space center and launch pads. I think a shuttle is sitting on the pad right now.


23 posted on 12/10/2010 6:25:24 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Captain7seas

Thank you Captain7seas for the additional info.


24 posted on 12/10/2010 6:27:35 PM PST by Cindy
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To: ml/nj

Water board time!!!!!!!!!

LLS


25 posted on 12/10/2010 6:27:40 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Islander7

Dude mon, I was like looking fo mah bail of, um, hay.
Yea hay mon.

26 posted on 12/10/2010 6:29:20 PM PST by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: Captain7seas; Cindy; All
I think a shuttle is sitting on the pad right now.

you may be 100 percent correct. I heard there was a problem with the external tank concerning cracks in covering. Would the shuttle be moved off the pad for repair of external tank? I do not know the answer, or I would not ask.

27 posted on 12/10/2010 6:31:57 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Captain7seas

I also heard or read, new launch date is next year after repairs.


28 posted on 12/10/2010 6:35:25 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Islander7

>The man also couldn’t prove he owned the boat and wouldn’t tell authorities where he was going.<

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One quick waterboarding session will provide the answer. Why do we keep on pampering potential enemies?


29 posted on 12/10/2010 6:40:23 PM PST by 353FMG (Soon, the peoples of the West will have to choose between ISLAM and their country.)
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To: Islander7

He’s an Evil Djinn.


30 posted on 12/10/2010 6:57:16 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: livius
is there any way you could make positive ID of person you saw around St. Augustine via scars, eyes, hair, tattoos, or any other means? Sounds like this may be the same person. Do you know how long this person has been in your area?

I know I am asking too many questions... I promise to be quiet now and believe the authorities are asking the same or similar questions. Thank you for the information provided.

31 posted on 12/10/2010 6:58:44 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Velveeta

If anyone learns the rest of the story, please PING me with it.


32 posted on 12/10/2010 7:03:13 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Wiggins

I pray what you typed is a complete myth. if not a myth, oh my oh my.


33 posted on 12/10/2010 7:03:20 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: no-to-illegals

Either an Evil Djinn or Bob Marley.


34 posted on 12/10/2010 7:59:39 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Islander7; NonValueAdded
Brevard County ping
35 posted on 12/10/2010 8:24:40 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic; AdvisorB; 88keys; Matchett-PI; mcmuffin; 3D-JOY; WorkerbeeCitizen; shove_it; ...
Brevard County, Florida ping.

Let me know if you want on or off this ping list.
(not associated with the county government)


36 posted on 12/10/2010 8:26:00 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: shove_it

What’s interesting is that it’s in the Banana River, not coming from oceanside.


37 posted on 12/10/2010 8:29:03 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: La Lydia
It is highly probable that his name is Mohammed.

and middle name Hussain.

Obviously Amish

38 posted on 12/10/2010 8:59:29 PM PST by maine-iac7 (We Stand Together of We Fall Apart)
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To: La Lydia

It is highly probable that his name is Mohammed.


I was thinking Hussein.

Could be a relative...


39 posted on 12/10/2010 9:00:53 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Cindy

Thanks for the update.


40 posted on 12/10/2010 10:09:35 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

You’re welcome Islander7.


41 posted on 12/11/2010 12:20:46 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

definitely a Rastafarian and the dead eyes make him look to be a confirmed stoner.

DG


42 posted on 12/11/2010 4:34:27 AM PST by DoorGunner (Romans 11:25 ...until the fullness of the Gentiles have come in; 26 and so all Israel will be saved)
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To: DoorGunner

“Even your Idris won’t give you no break.”


43 posted on 12/11/2010 4:41:55 AM PST by DoorGunner (Romans 11:25 ...until the fullness of the Gentiles have come in; 26 and so all Israel will be saved)
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To: Cindy
That’s news to me.

Me, too. Gotta be a stoner looking for his "square grouper" that probably fell overboard during consumption.

44 posted on 12/11/2010 5:10:30 AM PST by ExSoldier (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.)
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To: Islander7
I'm less than 1/2 hour from this site....and they're a bit picky who comes and goes around there.

Hard for anyone or anything to slide under their radar.

45 posted on 12/11/2010 5:38:42 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: livius

Call the Canaveral police with your info.


46 posted on 12/11/2010 8:59:03 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: no-to-illegals

He sure looks like the same person. If so, he’s well known around St Augustine. He lives somewhere else for part of the year (possibly in Jamaica), but he shows up here in the summer and stays around for a few months. He has an Islands accent, and possibly he’s refusing to talk because he doesn’t enter the US legally but just simply sails over and hops off his boat in St A.

Nobody has asked me anything, so I guess maybe I should call the police in Cape Canaveral, if they’re still looking. He’s never caused any trouble, to my knowledge, and I think he’s just a perma-stoned rasta-man.


47 posted on 12/11/2010 11:51:02 AM PST by livius
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To: KevinDavis

Thanks Islander7.


48 posted on 12/11/2010 8:20:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: livius

I Thank You for the additional information. As you realize, information is the key that opens every lock.


49 posted on 12/12/2010 6:03:06 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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