9/14/2014

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Police: Pranksters send Argosy ship's chairs to Davy Jones' Locker

Police: Pranksters send Argosy ship's chairs to Davy Jones' Locker
Police say eight plastic chairs were given a watery grave by pranksters who snuck aboard an Argosy vessel over the weekend. (Courtesy of Argosy)
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SEATTLE -- Eight brown plastic chairs remain lost at sea after someone -- possibly teenage pranksters -- somehow got onto an Argosy vessel overnight and tossed 25 chairs and one life ring into the Puget Sound, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, Argosy employees arrived to work on the waterfront around 6 a.m. last Saturday to find the chairs and life ring missing from aboard the "Lady Mary."

Seventeen of the chairs and the life ring were recovered -- some by the Harbor Patrol -- floating in the water nearby. Eight of the chairs, estimated to cost $35 each, were not so lucky.

An Argosy captain told officers there was no damage to the pier's gate, and it's likely whoever is responsible hopped it before somehow getting aboard the "Lady Mary."

He said he thinks the incident was possibly the result of a teenage prank or dare. Regardless, the captain wanted it documented as Argosy is monitored by the U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security.

You can see a 360-degree view of the chairs in happier times here.

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