A man who lives on his boat at the marina said he was attacked while taking a shower at the marina facilities last week.
Jerry Merrow thinks things are not safe at the marina, even though those who live there pay for safety features such as gates which are supposed to let only residents inside.
Merrow thinks a homeless person may have been responsible for his assault, but didn’t get a good look at his assailant. The police are on the case.
Merrow says people who don’t live at the marina use the residents’ facilities even though they shouldn’t be able to get past the security gates, and the marina staff isn’t doing enough about it.
About two weeks ago, a mirror in the marina shower room was stolen, then some lights were taken and other lights burnt out, so it was dark when he took a shower last Thursday at 8 p.m.
When he got out of the shower, a man knocked him out and he lost consciousness. He woke to find the man riffling through his pockets, but the assailant didn’t get anything.
Merrow got a dislocated shoulder and concussion, as well as ongoing headaches.
Merrow says that maintenance and security at the marina aren’t up to snuff and there are condoms and used needles littering the area too.
“If you want to scare yourself to death, go down there in the dark,” said Merrow.