SAN CLEMENTE (Reuters) - Two men who stole a fishing boat after missing their taxi had to be rescued off the California coast where they were going in circles because they did not know how to sail.
After hours at sea, the men called what they thought was the Coast Guard for help.
"They thought they were just off the coast of Hawaii," said Leo Nus, press officer of the U.S. Coast Guard.
In fact, the two were just 12 miles north of where they started in Dana Point, Nus told reporters Monday.
Lifeboats and a helicopter were sent out to rescue the men, who were detained by Orange County Sheriffs before being released. They were identified only as BK and Tubesteak.
They were later rearrested after the boat owner discovered massivie amounts of urine in his bilge.