Man accused of stealing small motorboat, taking it to Cuba

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Posted: Nov 10, 2015 2:24 PM

STOCK ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man stole a small motorboat from a marina in the Florida Keys, then fled with it to Cuba.

Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Tuesday that 38-year-old Shawn Michael Luskey is accused of taking the 13-foot Boston Whaler from a Stock Island marina on Oct. 31.

Surveillance video showed a man in a wet suit at the marina before the boat leaves its slip.

Herrin says the U.S. Coast Guard contacted Det. Shiela Seago on Nov. 2 after getting a message from the Cuban Border Guard regarding a boater entering Havana Harbor. Photos of the vessel from Cuban authorities match the boat.

The sheriff's office has a grand theft warrant for Luskey once he's returned to the United States.

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This story has been corrected to remove a comment from the sheriff's spokeswoman saying the suspect was seen wearing a wet suit while entering Havana Harbor.