Police: Bathroom fling leads to fight with girlfriend's dad, boat captain

Robert “Bubba” Martin, 24, faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication and battery.

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Robert “Bubba” Martin, 24, faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication and battery.

An East Naples man is accused of punching his girlfriend’s father and biting a boat captain after he was caught getting amorous with his girlfriend in the ship’s bathroom.

An engineer on the Key West Express, a boat that runs from Marco Island to Key West, said other passengers alerted him to a couple in the men’s restroom around 7:15 p.m. The engineer told the woman’s father, who went down to the bathroom to try to break things off, according to an arrest report.

The father said he pulled his daughter away from her boyfriend, Robert “Bubba” Martin, 24, who became violent, pushing the father and trying to punch him. The father’s friends and crew members then got involved, and Martin told them he would “kick the (expletive) out of all you guys,” reports said.

The captain helped zip tie Martin’s limbs to restrain him, but Martin said he was diabetic and the wrist cuffs were too tight. Martin promised to behave if the zip ties were removed, but he bit the captain’s hand after he was released, according to an arrest report.

The captain and another crew member were able to hold Martin down until they met Marco Island police at the dock, 951 Bald Eagle Drive. Officers said Martin had glassy, bloodshot eyes and smelled like alcohol.

Martin, of the 5300 block of Myrtle Lane, faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication and battery.

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