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Don't do this: Illegally-parked car gets swamped

In comes the tide and out goes thousands of dollars toward repair costs.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — You don't want to test Mother Nature.

The Clearwater Police Department tweeted a few photos of what happened to some car owner who appeared to have parked on the beach Saturday near the Courtney Campbell Causeway -- in an area designated for habitat restoration, no less.

The tide came in at some point and, well, that's going to be an expensive fix.

"The sign and barriers are there for a reason," police said.

That they are.

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