A woman who was involved in a ferry hijacking in England will serve time in prison. According to the U.K. Telegraph, a Devon woman climbed onto a double-decker ferry in England and unmoored it, heading out into the water. She then shouted "I'm a pirate!" and followed it up with "I'm Jack Sparrow!" Coincidentally, yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day.
For those unfamiliar with the movies, Jack Sparrow is the main character in the Pirates of the Caribbean films; he's a very odd sort of pirate. The woman who thought that she was channeling him was Alison Whelan, and according to all reports, she was drunk and high, having been "drinking Lambrini and eating poisonous hallucinogenic plants." Lambrini is an alcohol made from pears.
The BBC says that it took police an hour to catch the ferry. Whelan reported taunted the police by saying "What are you going to do now?" and "I believe this is out of your jurisdiction." For the ferry hijacking, she was sentenced to 112 days in prison for 'Aggravated Vehicle Taking', proving not only that even Jack Sparrow can't escape from British Bobbies, but also that the Brits have some really strange names for laws.
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