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Man steals motorboat from Florida Keys marina, flees to Cuba

This photo sent to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office from border guards in Cuba shows Shawn Michael Luskey aboard a boat that was taken from Stock Island, Sheriff's Office investigators say. (Photo courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

This photo sent to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office from border guards in Cuba shows Shawn Michael Luskey aboard a boat that was taken from Stock Island, Sheriff's Office investigators say. (Photo courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office)  (This photo sent to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office from border guards in Cuba shows Shawn Michael Luskey aboard a boat that was taken from Stock Island, Sheriff's Office investigators say. (Photo courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office))

Authorities say a man stole a small motorboat from a marina in the Florida Keys, then fled with it to Cuba.

Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Tuesday that 38-year-old Shawn Michael Luskey is accused of taking the 13-foot Boston Whaler from a Stock Island marina on Oct. 31.

Surveillance video showed a man in a wet suit at the marina before the boat leaves its slip.

Herrin says the U.S. Coast Guard contacted Det. Shiela Seago on Nov. 2 after getting a message from the Cuban Border Guard regarding a boater entering Havana Harbor. Photos of the vessel from Cuban authorities match the boat and show Luskey in full wet suit.

The sheriff's office has a grand theft warrant for Luskey once he's returned to the United States.

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