A 17 year old boy stole Jimmy Buffett’s Mercedes from his driveway on Tuesday night, according to Local10:
According to a Palm Beach police report, Buffett’s personal representative, Darin Hinson, alerted them to the theft, which occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Hinson told police Buffett returned home Tuesday night and parked in the driveway, leaving the keys in the car.
Using the global positioning system in the car, police were able to track the Mercedes to a gas station in Riviera Beach and then south on Interstate 95 to another gas station in Lake Worth.
A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy was the first to arrive at the gas station and found the stolen car parked outside.
The keys to the Mercedes were resting on the front right tire of a Dodge Caravan parked next to it, police said.
Standing next to the van was Michael Hardy, who was seen on surveillance video at the Riviera Beach gas station driving the stolen car, police said.
Hardy was taken to the Palm Beach Police Department for questioning, where he admitted to trading drugs for the car, police said.
Read more on the story here.
BuffettWorld would like to wish Jimmy Buffett a very happy 68th birthday today!
Born December 25th, 1946 to James Delaney Buffett and Mary Loraine, Jimmy shares his birthday with Humphrey Bogart, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, and Karl Rove.
Happy birthday Jimmy and Merry Christmas everyone!
Look for our 2014 Year in Review coming soon!
After making a surprise appearance at Tipitina’s in New Orleans on Saturday, and taking in the Saints game on Sunday, Jimmy Buffett headed to his birthplace on Monday: Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The Pascagoula native was in New Orleans over the weekend, and rented a car with longtime friend Franz Hanning and drove from the Big Easy down highway 90 and into Jackson County and had lunch at Scranton’s in Pascagoula. Hanning is also a Pascaoula native and is the brother-in-law of Scranton’s co-owner Jack Pickett.
“I got a call about 10 Sunday night that they might be coming,” Richard Chenoweth, also a Scranton’s co-owner, said. “They were supposed to be there at 11, and I didn’t tell anyone but my daughter Amy (the manager of Scranton’s) and I didn’t tell her until right around 11. They walked in about 10 minutes later.”
“He’s a great guy, really laid back,” Chenoweth added. “We just talked about the Saints, and fishing and food and family. I think everyone really enjoyed it. It was real casual. They just wanted to stop in their hometown and have a bite to eat.”
Chenoweth said the group dined on Bang-Bang Shrimp and chicken gumbo among other fare, and Buffett had a turkey burger.
“We had a pretty good lunch crowd that early, and no one really realized it was him,” Chenoweth concluded. “It turned out real well.”
Read the full story at GulfLive.com.
Jimmy Buffett recently recorded a video at his home in Florida, expressing his support for two amendments on the ballot next Tuesday in the state of Florida.
Amendment 1 is known as the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, and Amendment 2 is the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative.
Buffett describes his support for both initiatives in the video below. With amendment 2, Buffett talks about how using medical marijuana helped him recover from his injuries after the stage fall in Australia.
Many of you have visited Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy’s restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and in 2015 she’ll open a second Lulu’s… this one in Destin, Florida.
Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, owner of LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, recently announced her plan to open a second LuLu’s location in Destin in a low-key way, via Facebook. She posted: “Uh, did I forget to mention…” along with a photo of a sign at the new spot. “Keep calm and eat gumbo,” the sign reads. “Destin 2015.”
Buffett’s new venture will be located close to her brother Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, which opened in Destin in February of this year. The siblings grew up in Mobile.
The new LuLu’s in Destin will be similar in size and atmosphere to the one in Gulf Shores, according to a spokeswoman for Buffett. The restaurant will be at the base of the Mid-Bay Bridge next to Legendary Marine, overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay, according to a letter from Buffett on the LuLu’s website.
“I always thought the Florida Panhandle would be the perfect place for another LuLu’s,” she wrote. “We’ve had many offers to open one in other places, but it never quite seemed to be the right time or place. I’d always muse, ‘I will one day, when…'”
If all goes to plan, Buffett’s “one day” will happen sometime next year.
Read more at AL.com
If you’ve browsed around on Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.tv, you may have seen this video already. It being added to Youtube today caught our attention here at Buffettworld.
Enjoy a home video shot by Jimmy at one of his favorite surf breaks – Byron Bay in Australia. As the old saying goes: it’s not how many times you fall down that matters. It’s that you keep getting back up!