UPDATE: Pfaltzgraff will be a landlubber for at least the next three weeks - Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan imposed $5,000 bail and ordered a three-week evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital, the DA's office says. This comes following an 18-month term in a county jail for a similar incident in 2010.
A couple returned to their boat, moored off Commercial Street early yesterday to find a stranger "eating their cake, drinking their beer, and smoking their cigars," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Eric Pfaltzgraff, 39, had an explanation for what he was doing, the DA's office adds:
When confronted, he allegedly claimed to work for the Boston Police Harbor Patrol. At the time, Pfaltzgraff was allegedly wearing the manâ€™s Rolex watch but returned it before the real Boston Police took him into custody.
He's scheduled for arraignment in Boston Municipal Court on a breaking-and-entering charge, the DA's office reports.