Sunday, April 25, 2010

Man-made beach erosion


Stealing sand?  From a Beach?


Man charged with sand theft

Marathon, Fla. (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man was charged with theft and drunken driving for filling his truck full of sand
before the vehicle became stuck on the beach.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office
said deputies responded to reports Sunday of a truck stuck in the sand at Coco Plum Beach in Marathon and three deputies arrived to find Brian Splain, 46, with his 1989 Ford F-150 loaded with sand from the beach, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

The deputies said Splain, who failed field sobriety tests, told them he needed the sand for a job.

Splain was arrested and booked into the Monroe County jail on charges of grand theft of the sand, criminal mischief and driving while impaired.