Police: Man rescued from Lake Eola after stealing boat says, ‘swans don't judge him'

ORLANDO, Fla. — A man who was rescued from a fountain in Lake Eola after he stole a swan boat was high on the drug molly, Orlando police said.

Keith Thurston, 36, was found early Friday morning on the fountain screaming for help, police said.

While Thurston was rescued, he told police he had ingested a large quantity of molly, a name for the party drug methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, and wanted to be with the "swans because they don't judge him," police said. Thurston said he took the swan boat out in the lake to be with the swans and paddled it to the fountain, police said.

Thurston said once he climbed onto the fountain he forgot to tie up the boat and he began calling for help after it drifted for help, police said.

Thurston told police he was not trying to hurt himself and had on a life preserver he found on the swan boat, police said.

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