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Splashed flasher arrested
after pointing gun at angry dad

Staff writer

A 21-year-old Marion man was arrested Thursday after he flashed a jet ski driver who splashed him, then pointed a gun at the driver’s father, who had come to confront him.

Sheriff Jeff Soyez said Stevan E. Schafers exposed himself to a 15-year-old jet ski driver after the driver splashed him while he was standing on a dock on the east side of the lake.

The 15-year-old told his father. The father, with his 10-year-old son on his own jet ski, confronted Schafers.

Schafers, clad in a pair of Speedos, went to his car and returned with something — apparently a gun, Soyez said.

Schafers pointed the gun at the father.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, Schafers had left but had not gone very far. He was found at the swimming beach on the west end of the lake.

He was booked into jail at 6:04 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was released at 12:31 p.m. Friday after posting a $15,000 surety bond.

The only previous charge listed on Schafers’ district court records is a speeding ticket in 2018. He paid $303.

Last modified July 14, 2022