Katrina: guy who saved 200 with boat sued by boat's owner: "Xeni Jardin: New Orleans resident Mark Morice is credited with having rescued over 200 people from the flood immediately following Hurricane Katrina, using an idle boat he comandeered. The owner of that boat is now suing Morice for using the craft to save fellow citizens' lives 'without receiving permission,' and claims 'grief, mental anguish, embarrassment and suffering . . . due to the removal of the boat.' It seems no good deed goes un-sued: Mark Morice, who by the Wednesday after the storm said he 'couldn't get more than a block or two without people screaming to me for help,' took the boat 'out of necessity. . . . I did it for my neighbors.' (...) Morice made no attempt to return the boat, Mills said, and it remains missing. The Friday after the storm, Morice said, he left the city briefly to recover from a week of trolling the city's streets, 'living in fear and sleeping with a shotgun.' That day, after delivering 15 people to dry ground on Claiborne Avenue near the"
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