Sandbar's piano out, picnic scene in
MIAMI (WSVN) -- After a piano was removed from a Biscayne Bay sandbar on Thursday, a table set for two showed up in its place Friday morning.
The new scene featured a wooden statue of a French chef overlooking two folding chairs, tucked under a cloth-covered table, topped with a bottle of Yellow Tail wine and a vase of roses. "I'm out here this morning and just driving along, going up towards Bal Harbour, and I see we have a new statue on the island. A new, I don't know what you want to call it," said boater Casey Griffin.
At around 10:15 a.m., an official from the Department of Environmental Resources Management arrived on the island, loaded the picnic set onto a small boat and drove the prop-filled vessel south, toward Pelican Harbor Marina. "It wouldn't surprise me if the authorities didn't just kind of bulldoze that island down there, just to discourage people from using it for this sort of thing," said Gene Roy, who witnessed the sandbar's newest decoration.
It is unknown who placed the picnic set on the sandbar, but it has since been removed.
Teenager Nicholas Harrington placed a baby grand piano on the small island not long after New Year's Day, creating a national stir before it was towed away Thursday afternoon.
DERM defines these acts as littering, which is a third-degree felony.
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