LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. – A group of spectators who had gathered along the race course for last weekend’s Shootout were apparently not entertained by the antics of a boater who stripped off his clothes and exposed himself.
A group of spectators who had gathered along the race course for last weekend’s Shootout were apparently not entertained by the antics of a boater who stripped off his clothes and exposed himself.
By the time all was said and done, a day at the races turned into an evening in jail for the boater.
According to the Missouri Water Patrol, the suspect apparently wasn’t happy when the boat he was a passenger on was stopped near the mouth of the cove at Shooter’s 21 on Saturday afternoon.
The spectators who were offended by the suspect’s behavior had provided a description, and one of the officers working the race course spotted the boat and pulled it over. Although the suspect had put his clothes back on by that time, the officer still had a hard time convincing the man to cooperate.
By the time the man was hauled into jail, he had yelled, screamed and kicked his way into the back seat of a patrol car. At one point, he jumped into the lake, which caused two Water Patrol boats to dodge him on their way to an accident call.
The man ended up in jail with a ticket for sexual misconduct, along with one resisting arrest charge for his refusal to cooperate with officers.
The unnamed man was being held on a probation violation warrant that showed up on his record for an incident in Cole County that allegedly involved excessive blood alcohol content.
In an unrelated event, Lamarr Marshal, who had traveled more than nine hours from Pinkington, Ohio, to participate in the races Saturday morning, ended up with a different kind of trouble when his 42-foot 1996 Fountain with triple 600 Bravo engines sank overnight.
The boat was moored in a slip at a condominium complex on the Grand Glaize Arm.
Water apparently started seeping into the stern of the boat overnight, causing the back end to sink about 40-feet to the bottom of the lake, where it settled into the mud. The bow of the boat was sticking nearly straight up out of the water by morning.
It took nearly three hours for Atlantis Dive and Dock and TowBoat U.S. to raise the boat. Environmental clean up was handled by Lake Environmental LLC.
An oil boom was used to contain and absorb gas and oil that had seeped out of the engines.
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