A 50-foot power boat, apparently stolen from its slip in Dana Point Harbor, was found heavily vandalized and drifting helplessly Thursday morning about a mile offshore from South Laguna, Orange County sheriff's investigators said.
The vessel, Bravado, valued at about $125,000, may have been taken from the harbor Wednesday afternoon, according to Sheriff's Lt. Robert Rivas.
He said he was told that the owner, Roger Allen Cumin of San Clemente, was on a hunting trip in Washington state.
Harbor Patrol deputies from Dana Point, alerted by lobster fishermen who saw the boat about 8:30 a.m., its stern low in the water and no one aboard, said that most of the windows in the main cabin had been smashed and a foot-square hole chopped in the foredeck in an apparent effort to sink it. But it still was afloat late Thursday.