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Wisconsin man happy to recover stolen boat

The boat's owner told WISN 12 News that the boat was left, apparently undamaged, at the side of a road.

Authorities in Wisconsin’s Racine County recovered a Milwaukee man's 45-foot yacht — named Annie Mac after his mother — after it was stolen during Mother's Day weekend.

The boat's owner told WISN 12 News that the boat was left, apparently undamaged, at the side of a road. It was on a 53-foot trailer — a combined weight of 24,000 pounds.

UPI said the boat was found in Norway, Wis., on Tuesday, 40 miles from where it had been stored.

Police believe the thieves had car trouble before abandoning the yacht.

Jerry Guyer runs charters and operates Jerry’s Dock Marina. When he showed up on Saturday morning, the nicest boat in his lot, valued at about $100,000, was missing.

He first thought that owner David Pakalski, who was in Florida at the time, had arranged to show the yacht, but he had not.

“He called me and said, 'Your boat’s gone.' I thought he was kidding and just in disbelief. He goes, 'No, someone ripped it out of here,' ” Pakalski told the network.

Pakalski said the news was heartbreaking. The boat is named the Annie Mac after his mother, who died three years ago. He recently listed it for sale, unable to use it because he was battling Stage 4 leukemia.

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