A 62-year-old Malden, Massachusetts man who was found adrift on a 68-foot ferry boat in Boston Harbor on Christmas Day told police that Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks was his girlfriend, and that he had untied the boat from its moorings at her request. According to the Boston Globe, Samuel LeClair was arraigned Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court on charges of larceny over $250 and breaking and entering during the daytime with intent to commit a felony.
On Christmas Day, 2012, authorities were alerted that a vessel was adrift in Boston Harbor. Just before noon, marine agents from multiple agencies converged on the ferry boat and found a “disheveled and uncooperative” LeClair aboard alone. LeClair told the officers that he was on the boat with his girlfriend, Stevie Nicks, who he said was the vessel’s pilot and captain.
Malden Patch editor Chris Caesar reported that a statement from the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office said, “Police did not locate the iconic singer-songwriter or any other person on-board.”
Prosecutors requested that LeClair be held on $1,500 bail and ordered to stay away from Boston Harbor. Judge Thomas C. Horgan asked that the defendant be evaluated by a mental health professional before he decided on bail.
After an evaluation found him competent, the arraignment was continued on Wednesday, the judge released LeClair, for whom a plea of not guilty was entered. Judge Horgan ordered LeClair to avoid the harbor and not board any watercraft while his case is pending.