Maniac Boater Terrorizes Anglers

Do you ever wonder what goes through people’s heads to drive them to do insane things? Well, we certainly do, and this story keeps us scratching our melons!

During what we are sure was an otherwise normal fishing day on Rice Lake in Ontario, a cluster of anglers in boats (25-30 vessels) were rudely interrupted by a maniacal boat operator. Unfortunately for Mr. Powerboater (aka Bobby Dazzler), somebody captured these shenanigans on camera.

This apparent owner of the lake circled and drove between the anglers’ boats many times, creating enough wake to almost cause them to capsize.

Randy Crossen, 48, of Cobourg, Ontario, was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He will appear in court in Peterborough on Nov 25th.

It is obvious that we do not condone the actions of Crossen. We are all about everybody having their fun on the water, including powerboaters, jet skiers, sailboaters, etc., but that must reciprocate back to us as anglers.

Was alcohol involved? Was Crossen simply having a bad day? Did Crossen feel that there were too many fishing boats in one area? Does Crossen indeed own all of Rice Lake? Is Crossen so naive that he does not realize that pretty much everyone in this world always has a video camera with them? Maybe Crossen is just embarrassed that he owns a pink and baby blue boat?

Hopefully, we will find out on Nov 25th when this whack-job confesses.

5 Replies to “Maniac Boater Terrorizes Anglers”

  1. Do I ever wonder what goes through peoples heads to drive them to do insane things? Unequivocally yes! Ian Fleming previously stated, “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Well, Randy Crossen did succeed in many ways.

    Lets look at the meaning of the term insanity to try and sort this out.

    Insanity, madness, and craziness are terms that describe a spectrum of individual and group behaviors that are characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity can be manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person or persons becoming a danger to themselves or to other people.

    Conceptually, mental insanity also is associated with the biological phenomenon of contagion (that mental illness is infectious) as in the case of copycat suicides. In contemporary usage, the term insanity is an informal, un-scientific term denoting “mental instability”; thus, the term insanity defense is the legal definition of mental instability. In medicine, the general term psychosis is used to include the presence either of delusions or of hallucinations or both in a patient and psychiatric illness is “psychopathology”, not mental insanity.

    On the other hand, a more informal use of the term insanity is to denote something or someone considered highly unique, passionate or extreme, including in a positive sense. The term may also be used as an attempt to discredit or criticize particular ideas, beliefs, principles, desires, personal feelings, attitudes, or their proponents, such as in politics and religion.

    Now a paradox, also known as an antinomy, is a logically self-contradictory statement or thought that runs contrary to one’s expectation. It is a statement or thought that, despite apparently valid reasoning from true premises, leads to a seemingly self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion. A paradox usually involves contradictory-yet-interrelated elements that exist simultaneously and persist over time.

    Reciprocally, insane genius does sound a bit paradoxical in many ways. That in itself may be what was is going through Randy Crossen’s mind.

    Yes, the distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success…or in this case, a square peg will never fit into a round hole, unless said square peg is small enough or round hole is large enough.

  2. A fishing friend of mine was recently swamped when an idiot in a large boat caused a large wake which struck his boat from the rear. His boat sank and he lost all his gear. Luckily he was not harmed and some other fishermen helped get his boat to shore and onto his trailer. The asshole that swamped him did not stop. This was at the mouth of Netley Creek and the Red River. Was it deliberate? Only the operator of the large boat knows for sure. I just hope somebody saw the boat an got a picture so this idiot can be traced. I believe the date was October 9th ,2020

  3. Can you imagine me driving my semi through a Walmart parking lot at 100K?
    That’s exactly the same scenario Crossen did.
    I hope he gets a HUGE fine, and loses ALL operating licenses for a few years.

    1. Poet, unfortunately for us, that idiot will probably continue operating his boat without a license anyway. How many people on the water carries the card? The answer would probably shocking. I fished on the ottawa river between Montebello and Hydro dam near voyageur park, and how many cabin cruiser di I see flying by me making a 3 ft high wake while i’m in a standstill position. I’ve seen 30ft cabin cruiser zooming by by not more than 50ft from a boater stopped picking up a wake boarder with just his head above water. I swear some of those boat operators CHOOSED TO leave their brain behind on the dock when they get in their boat and go cruising.

  4. Some mothers do ‘ave ’em…Guys (?) who buy pink boats.
    He’s probably a fancy skater, too. Starbucks every morning for a triple milk decaf latte’…

    🚤💩🌊💨💨 Hey; There he goes again! 🏳‍🌈❄❄❄❄❄

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