Driver Claims Beach, Drives Into Water

"This is my beach," man yells

By Alexander Benedict
|  Thursday, Jul 5, 2012  |  Updated 7:33 AM CDT
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Driver Claims Beach, Drives Into Water

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Long Beach from the harbor. A man was said to be unhurt after driving his car into the water.

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Surfers claim their waves. This guy claimed all of Long Beach — then drove his Nissan into the surf.

An unidentified driver was spotted driving his Nissan Maxima into the Pacific Ocean Friday after shouting “this is my beach” and his social security number as he cruised around the shore, the Contra Costa Times reported.

After the man drove the car 4-feet the ocean, he bailed out and continued to swim deeper into the water, according to reports. The man was then apprehended by lifeguards and held until the police arrived.

"The beach was crowded. Fortunately, no one was hurt,” Long Beach Fire Captain Rich Brandt told the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

A backhole tow truck eventually towed the car out of the water. The unknown man was uninjured and was being held for psychological evaluation, according to reports.
 

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