not free to pee
Some friends were sailing in from an OD weekend a month or so ago in San Diego. The skipper from Denver went to the stern to pee out beyond Ballast point, when a Harbor Patrol boat went by. The two female officers were so offended that they cited him for public exposure. He missed his court appearance (lives in Denver) and now he is facing a sexual predator felony, including the card and the need to register where ever he goes. It probably won’t go that far, but it is a sad state of affairs that a couple of water cops can’t overlook what every fisherman, surfer, and sailor-not to mention seals, fish and whales do every day.
For the most part, the
Harbor Police leaves sailors alone, but it is always worth remembering that SD is a really conservative town, with a very aggressive police force, and that these Harbor Patrol people are not life guards, they are cops !