Car parked illegally on Florida beach flooded by high tide

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A driver out for a morning walk parked on a Florida beach and returned to find that high tide had rolled in as well.

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Clearwater police said the car was illegally parked near a habitat restoration area when the high tide from Tampa Bay flooded it.

“Be very careful of where you park when you go for a walk at sunrise and the tide comes rolling in along the Courtney Campbell Causeway,” police said on social media. “The sign and barriers are there for a reason.”