Man Arrested for Surfing in Lake Michigan

Beaches are closed until May 25

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    Francisco Ybarra

    Choppy waters on Lake Michigan led to something you don't see every day: a surfer catching waves off of Oak Street Beach.

    Rex Flodstrom, 40, of the 200 block of East Delaware Place was found surfing around 5 p.m. in Lake Michigan, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Flodstrom was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct and violating a Chicago Park District ordinance because beaches are closed until May 25.

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    The Chicago Park District urges people not to swim off beaches because lifeguards are not on duty until later this year.