Accused Massachusetts Pirate Was Looking For A Party: Lawyer

08/10/2011 09:23 am ET | Updated Oct 10, 2011

SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A lawyer for a Massachusetts man accused of trying to rob a sailboat with the help of a motor boat flying a skull-and-crossbones pirate flag says his client thought he was going to a party.

Gloucester police say the pair boarded the sailboat at a transient mooring last week and woke the sailboat owner. The owner later told police the men's boat was flying the pirates' black-and-white flag.

Both men have pleaded not guilty to breaking and entering, threatening to commit a crime and witness intimidation.