Man accused of stealing boat in Burnham Harbor, taking it on joyride

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
garth whelan
Prosecutors said Garth Whalen found the keys inside the $300,000 boat on Sunday, then took it on a joyride through Burnham Harbor.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man is accused of stealing a boat in Chicago's Burnham Harbor and taking it on a joy ride.

Prosecutors said Garth Whalen, 52, found the keys inside the $300,000 boat on Sunday. He allegedly sped through Burnham Harbor, crashing into five other boats along the way.

Investigators said Whalen was drunk.