|Published:||Dec 28, 2012 5:31 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 30, 2012 1:56 AM EST|
**UPDATE** After this story aired, Boulden's boat was found and returned by a viewer and resident of Lehigh Acres.
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A stolen boat in Lehigh Acres has the owner wondering why. The 14-foot aluminum boat was taken right out of Ryan Boulden's backyard Thursday night.
"I think it's rude. I don't go into anyone else's yard and steal stuff. I'm not the type of person," said Boulden, "I used to take it out fishing. I'm a huge fishing fan."
The sky blue row boat was taken right off it's hitch around 8:00 p.m. Boulden says he's not sure how it was taken but he was at home at the time.
"I didn't hear nothing. Not even a thump," he said.
The house backs up to a canal, but Boulden says he thinks it was taken to the main road.
"Maybe a big sized truck or a hitch. I'm surprised they took the boat but not the trailer. I think they took it for scrap metal," he said.
Boulden's had the boat for 5-years, a gift passed down for generations.
"It was my grandfather's and then he gave it to my dad and then my dad gave it to me," he said.
The boat is worth several hundred dollars but, Boulden says it's not about the money, it's about sentimental value.
"The boat's the same age as me. I'm 36 and the boat's 36," he stated.
Boulden told Wink News, he dreads having to call his dad and tell him the boat is just gone.
"I think he will be disappointed and sad."
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