Fed-Up Catalina Express Passengers Applaud When Deputies Arrest Obnoxious Man Who Jumped Overboard
Passengers applauded after deputies arrested an allegedly drunk man who had jumped off the second level of a Catalina Express Boat on Sunday.
Avalon Sheriff's Dept. Capt. Doug Fetteroll told LAist that Edward Orta, 54, had jumped off the boat into the waters around 2 p.m. just as it was leaving Avalon Harbor. Passengers told CBS Los Angeles that Orta's wife was scolding him for his drunken behavior before the incident.
The Harbor Patrol immediately rescued him and brought him to shore, where they arrested him; that's when some of the passengers applauded, Fetteroll said. Orta was charged with misdemeanor offenses of public intoxication and obstruction of navigable waters. Authorities released Orta after he promised he would show up in court for his citation.
One of the passengers even tweeted about the incident:
Someone just jumped off our Catalina Express boat bc he got in a fight with his girlfriend and is now getting arrested— H (@Hfromthetrap) September 21, 2014