I can kind of see a vague resemblance between Alison Whelan (pictured above) and Captain Jack Sparrow. Something in the eyes. This 51-year-old plead guilty to aggravated theft this week, a confession which will land her in the slammer for four months. Her crime? Oh, claiming to be Captain Jack Sparrow and hijacking a ferry boat near a harbor in Devon, England last September.
The evening of the incident, Whelan called the paramedics, claiming she was having a seizure. When they arrived on the scene, they found Whelan and her friend aboard a 45-foot passenger ferry. When paramedics tried to board the boat, the pair became agitated. Untying the ferry from its dock and setting asail, Whelan shouted, “I’m a pirate! I’m Jack Sparrow!” (At least the paramedics were not made to walk the plank.) Keep reading »