Honig was fraught with worry over potential liability and the fact four boats were tied up to his pier without knowing how long it would take to get them removed.
“The boat owner is basically responsible for moving the boats,” Scarborough said.
That did not help the good Samaritan relax. Especially after he had learned what transpired Wednesday evening.
Apparently two people aboard a boat that had assisted the owner move boats from the creek to Annapolis required Coast Guard assistance off Tolly Point, off Bay Ridge, because he was running out of gas and had injured himself.
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed they assisted a vessel around midnight and one of the two people aboard had been injured when a line wrapped around their foot. Related health issues also moved the Coast Guard to have the person transported to the hospital.
Scarborough said a report was being prepared about that incident due to the injury, but could not provide further detail.
That news left Scarborough wondering if the boat owner would ever get the boats removed in short order.
“I spoke to NRP and told them I wanted the boats gone," Honig said. "It was not like the owner had tied them up, the NRP had. I shouldn’t be stuck in the middle of this.”
The NRP officer who had initially responded was off duty on Friday unbeknownst to Honig.
But Friday evening, an NRP supervisor called and said the NRP would come Saturday to fetch the four craft. He said the boats were needed as part of an investigation into possible Airbnb irregularities involving the the boats and their owner.
“Her plan was to use them for that,” Scarborough said.
NRP arrived around 9 a.m. Saturday and began removing the boats.
The Capital is not naming the owner of the boats as she has not been charged in any crime related to this incident.