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Rick Ehlert, Drunk Cruise Passenger, Sentenced To Two Months In Jail For Dropping Ship's Anchor

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(NEWSER) – After knocking back martinis all night and stealing a bottle of vodka when the bar closed, a passenger on a Mexico cruise to Florida decided it was time to drop anchor. He snuck into an off-limits area and released the ship's 18-ton anchor, forcing the vessel to a three-hour halt. Now California passenger Rick Ehlert, 45, has been sentenced to two months in prison for what the judge called a "bothersome crime," reports the Tampa Tribune. He will also have to attend substance abuse counseling.

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