This guy’s boat was destroyed in a Boston police firefight. Now the internet wants to buy him a new one
An online campaign to buy David Henneberry a new boat has almost tripled its funds over the past two days as people open their wallets to help those involved in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Police opened fire on a powerboat owned by Henneberry, a 65-year-old Watertown, Massachusetts, resident, after he called in the tip that 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in it. Henneberry had noticed blood on the normally pristine vessel trailered in his back yard. After officers captured the suspect, the boat was left riddled with bullet holes.
A campaign on the website Crowdtilt, a platform for so- called crowdfunding, has raised about US$8,500 so far, compared with $2,800 on April 21. (AP Photo / The Boston Globe, David L. Ryan)