Someone untied Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ $40 million yacht from its berth and sent it floating down Lake Erie on Sunday, July 22.
The ship, called the Seaquest, was docked in the Huron Basin in Ohio. The ship’s captain called the police after he discovered the boat was loose, according to a Huron Police report obtained by The Toledo Blade.
The crew eventually regained control of the vessel, but not before it crashed into the dock. It sustained $5,000 to $10,000 in damages due to scratches and scrapes on its surface.
Investigators are working with the boat basin and a nearby restaurant to attain surveillance footage, according to CNN.
DeVos has a lot of enemies due to her affiliation with the Trump administration, but Police Chief Bob Lippert believes the incident could have been random due to an influx of summer tourists.
“It’s quite possible that it was a random act by some late-night revelers,” Lippert said, according to The Washington Post.
There were no injuries, but Lippert believes the situation could have been worse depending on weather conditions.
“Had the winds been different or more boat traffic, we could have had a bad situation with a collision or something of the sort,” Lippert added.
DeVos was not in Ohio at the time. DeVos and her husband have a combined net worth of $5 billion, and the Seaquest is one of ten vessels owned by the couple, reports People.
This is the epitome of first-world problems.
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