Rescued kayaker may have been stealing a boat

(Steve Katz/Mother Jones magazine)

August 31, 2011 5:44:04 PM PDT
A woman found on a buoy in San Francisco Bay may not have been the damsel in distress she appeared to be.

The unidentified woman was spotted early Wednesday morning by passengers on the Larkspur Ferry. A small rescue boat provided by Golden Gate Ferry was soon on the scene.

The woman claimed she was looking for a missing kayak, but since there was a kayak tied to the buoy police are investigating her story. They now believe she may have been trying to steal a small boat.