Ajax boater aboard ‘Octopussy’ charged for indecent exposure, firing marine flares

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Published July 26, 2022 at 2:57 pm

A boater from Ajax has sailed into hot water after reports from some unhappy campers claimed he was exposing himself and firing marine flares while aboard his boat the Octopussy.

The OPP received several reports of the disturbance from campers and boaters on Chimney Bay in Beausoleil Island National Park.

The reports claimed a man aboard a boat christened “Octopussy” was “exposing himself, firing off marine flares and causing a disturbance.”

Octopussy comes from Ian Fleming’s 1966 James Bond short story collection Octopussy and the Living Daylights. This collection in turn lent the name to the 1983 Roger Moore film.

Following the complaints about the Octopussy, Marine officers boated out to the vessel, boarded and arrested a man aboard.

Miroslaw Grochowski, 67 of Ajax, was charged with causing a disturbance, two counts of indecent exposure and and two counts of uttering death threats. He has been released with conditions and will appear in court on September 8.

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