Siege and celebration

Anna Maria Island Privateers find Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby hiding under the desk in his city hall office Jan. 3. The mayor was taken hostage until the city and its citizens met a series of demands — cash, a key to the city and a proclamation giving the krewe free reign during its 40th anniversary year. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

The Anna Maria Island Privateers burnish their weapons as Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby stands handcuffed to the Skullywag.

Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby presents Roger “Hoodat” Murphree with a key to the city as Tim “Hammer” Thompson, chair of the Privateers’ 40th anniversary committee, looks on.

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