Yeah, Your Own Little Island Off The Coast Of America’d Be Nice Right About Now

David Nash, described by his mother as an “aspiring artist,” seized control of Governors Island in New York Harbor yesterday and held it in the name of the Blue Tulip Party, at least until 6:40AM, when somebody spotted the pirate flag he’d hoisted on the island’s flagpole.
Being a non-cutthraot sort of pirate, Nash ordered the harbor patrol cops who arrested him to “Put [their] weapons down, and go in peace.”
He has been exiled, at least temporarily, to his own personal Elba, on the Island of Bellevue.
Man tries to seize Governors Island [NYDN, via TMN]