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When the NYPD stopped a man who tried to commandeer a yacht at Chelsea Piers, The Post’s photographers snapped pics of the arrest. The so-called “pirate” was an unassuming white man wearing plaid flannel pajama bottoms. Turns out, he wasn’t looking for a party — but rather a way to get to Bellevue, New York’s famous public psychiatric hospital.
Find out how our host Kevin Sheehan was able to get an exclusive at the scene in this episode of “Urban Legend.” He spoke with the first mate of the ship, who was likely confused if Sheehan was a reporter or a cop. He said the man “came running up and pushed me off over the railing and he ran up and took over the ship and took off!”