A 42-year old man, caught in flagrante delicto, having sex with a prostitute in a stolen van on Ile Charron in Boucherville this morning, opted to jump into the river, rather than be arrested.
The couple was spotted by a passing police patrol at around 1AM.
When officers approached, he made a break for it, jumped into the water wearing only his underwear.
He eventually was convinced to surrender and swam back to shore.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and has since been released with a promise to appear at a later date.