Update: Officials Warning Miami Sandbar Copycats Will Be Arrested
Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Harrington claimed responsibility last week for dropping a beat up baby grand piano on a Miami sandbar. How the massive instrument got there became a national mystery before Nicholas stepped forward.
The high school junior, his brother, and two friends loaded the piano on their family's boat and placed it on the sandbar so Nicholas could leave his mark on the Miami seascape. He also hoped the artistic movement would boost his application to Manhattan's Cooper Union college.
Seeing the buzz Nicholas created, others are now copying the teen. Someone placed a small table, two chairs, place settings, a bottle of wine, and a chef statue on the same sandbar. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission doesn't find the prank humorous and warns dumping items in the water is illegal. Anyone spotted leaving possessions on the sandbar will be arrested.
As for the baby grand piano, state wildlife officials gave Nicholas' family 24 hours to remove it, but someone beat them to it. A musician had the abandoned instrument towed for his son.%Poll-59425%