A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.
Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.
A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail.
The Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.
A yacht allegedly stolen by a man who had kidnapped his two children from South San Francisco earlier this week was spotted Friday morning in the waters off of Pillar Point Harbor, a police spokesman said.
U.S. Coast Guard crews Friday morning found a capsized vessel possibly
associated with a boater who did not return after leaving from Pillar Point Harbor on Wednesday but have yet to find the missing man.
Gerard Butler admitted making the movie “Of Mavericks And Men” about big wave surfer Jay Moriarty put him literally out of his depth more than once.
The three-month window for the Mavericks big wave surfing contest is open until March 31.
Commercial salmon fishing season opened across the California coast on Sunday for the first time in three years.
The new group selected to organize the Mavericks Surf Contest has promised to limit public access to the shore to prevent the spectator injuries that marred last year’s competition.