"I called police records, and while they were highly entertained, they confirmed (the story) is absolutely a hoax," 1st. Lt. Savannah Frank, a public affairs officer at Camp Pendleton, told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Eric Durie, a spokesman for Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, also told the New York Daily News, "while humorous, it's not real."
Too bad. But it's still a pretty good story.