PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Row, row, row your boat, just not down Main Street in Manayunk. That’s the message police are sending after arresting two men who used a raft as an alternate means of transportation down the flooded street Sunday.
CBS 3 reporter Dray Clark caught up with Pete and Pat, best friends and roommates from Manayunk, who paddled their way down the water covered street.READ MORE: Gasoline Shortage Appears To Be Creeping Into Philadelphia Region As Colonial Pipeline Resumes Operations
“I thought, Main Street floods a lot, go get a raft and float down,” said Pat, who admitted the idea was his.
“We thought it would be a good time and it turns out it is,” said Pete.READ MORE: Reports Of Explosions Following 2-Alarm House Fire In Chester
Minutes later, Philadelphia police stopped the men and hauled them away in handcuffs.
When Dray asked why the men were being arrested, he said the officers replied, “for lack of common sense.”MORE NEWS: Police Standoff Ends In Holmesburg With Armed Woman Taken Into Custody
No charges were filed against the boaters.