RICHMOND (CBS SF) – A boat belonging to a convicted sex offender that shipwrecked on the shores of a Richmond park weeks ago is being removed Wednesday, a police sergeant said.

The move comes after Donald Olsen, the owner of the boat, named “Phat Woody,” failed to make the repairs needed to render the vessel seaworthy, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

Residents living near the Barbara and Jay Vincent Park in Richmond complained to police after the boat became lodged along the shore at the park in May, she said.

“We sent out a letter to residents just letting them know the boat was in the area … it’s not something we’ve taken lightly,” the sergeant said.

Police set a June 24 deadline for Olsen to either remove or repair the boat, which is not only rusty and peeling, but has holes in its hull, Abetkov said.

Officers from the Police Department’s Marine Unit are set to remove the boat around 4 p.m. and were planning to destroy it.



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