Former Warner Robins Police Chief Becomes a Pirate

7:43 PM, Jul 15, 2011   |    comments
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Dan Hart served the City of Warner Robins as its police chief for ten years.

He retired in 2003, but he's still holding prisoners. Now, he's playing the part of pirate.

When in full theatrical costume, Hart calls himself "Dungeon Dan."

Friday, he and his wife, who calls her character "Kruel Kathy," came in pirate regalia to Pirate Camp at the Museum of Aviation.

They travel to parades and pirate gatherings in Georgia and along the coast of Florida.

Dan says he fell in love with the "pirate life" while growing-up in Tampa. He says now that he is retired, he finally has time to devote himself to the hobby of reenacting 18th century pirates.

Hart said, "What kid doesn't love a pirate? 18th-century pirates, they always fascinated me. My parents would take me to the Gasparilla Parade. Those pirates, they'd come by and be shooting those pistols, shooting those cannons, handing gold doubloons out to kids. I just loved it."

When they're not playing the part of pirate, Dan is the volunteer coordinator at the Museum of Aviation.

Kathy Hart is the director of HODAC in Warner Robins.

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