Since then, Koehne has been the focus of the community’s ire on social media. “Brah, u like take advantage of people when they helpless and vulnerable,” one commenter wrote on Koehne’s Instagram. “I hope the same happens when you in jail and the braddahs stay coming for you! Karma is a bitch!!! “Scumbag, taking advantage of people during a disaster,” wrote another. “Bringing shame on the rest of us locals with that bullshit.
Multiple reports have surfaced of the extortion and prosecutors are actively investigating them. “We’re not going to tolerate these type of extortion (attempts) of any visitors or locals,” said assistant Chief Bryson Ponce of the Kauai Police Department. “And to the people who are doing these things, we’re going to hold them accountable.
Then, when they were about 200 yards offshore, the would-be rescuers demanded money before going any farther. “Once we were out in the middle of the ocean,” Liana Leaulii told Hawaii News Now, “they were like, ‘Did so-and-so on the beach tell you it was $200 a head on the boat?
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