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Accused Massachusetts Pirate Was Looking For A Party: Lawyer

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First Posted: 08/10/11 10:23 AM ET Updated: 10/10/11 06:12 AM ET

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.

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