STOCKTON, Calif. - A man was caught in the act of stealing a boat from a Stockton dock Tuesday morning, say police.
Stockton police reports stated officers were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Weber Ave. around 5:26 a.m., following reports of a man trying to steal a boat.
Upon arrival, officers located 41-year-old John Kritzer adrift in the boat within the docks, police said.
Officers attempted to talk Kritzer out of the boat, but he threatened them and then jumped into the water, said police.
Kritzer swam back to the dock where he was apprehended and arrested on a charge of boat theft.