A Washington, DC Police boat was making a simple U-turn on the Potomac River near the historic Georgetown neighborhood when it gunned the engine and slammed into two boats, partially sinking one. Thankfully, no one was injured. What the hell were they thinking?
It's unclear what exactly the police boat was doing, though in fairness it appears to be responding to a call, despite this part of the Potomac being a No-Wake Zone. Even still, the boat appears to be moving quite slowly before opening the throttles, turning sharply to starboard, and smacking its stern into two boats sitting docked at the waterfront.
The smaller boat can be seen beginning to list to port, and the AP reported that it was left, on its side and partially sunk, sitting overnight.
The U.S. Coast Guard and DC Police have launched an investigation, though it's still unclear what exactly the cops were doing piloting their craft like this. Jay, the reader who sent this in, said that the cops tying up and getting some lunch was common, and they would regularly tear out of the dock like this. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened, Jay said.
Of course, we'll update you with more information as we have it.
H/t to Jay and Kyle!