This wouldn’t be funny if it hadn’t ended well. Eddie Smith, who apparently is so dedicated to fishing that he removed an ankle bracelet in order to go to a fishing tournament (which he won, BTW), got a bit upset when Alden Thornton repossessed his tournament boat. The two engaged in a highway chase, with Mr. Smith brandishing a gun at Mr. Thornton, before they both ended up in the median of Dauphin Island Parkway. The police, initially unsure as to who was the rightful owner of the boat, impounded it, and a judge later turned the boat over to Mr. Thornton. Mr. Smith was released on on a $2,050 bond Tuesday on charges of menacing, reckless endangerment and carrying a pistol without a permit.
By the way, Mr. Smith and Mr. Thornton didn’t exactly choose an inconspicuous boat over which to have a dispute. It was emblazoned with the Hooter’s logo. Something like this: