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Man accused of flinging jellyfish on beachgoers

A 41-year-old man is accused of pretending to drown, then throwing jellyfish at beachgoers in Florida.
Jellyfish Arrest
Keith Edward Marriott of Madeira Beach, Fla. Marriott allegedly threw jellyfish at people on the beach and pretended to drown. AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

A 41-year-old man faces charges after witness said he pretended to drown and then allegedly began to throw jellyfish at beachgoers.

According to a sheriff's office report, Keith Edward Marriott caused "concern for his safety" when he repeatedly submerged himself and floated back to the top of the water and he was also "loud and disruptive."

He then started throwing the sea creatures.

Marriott was arrested Monday and charged with disorderly intoxication and carrying a concealed weapon. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Marriott was carrying a pocketknife in his shorts.

Jail records indicate that Marriott was being held on $250 bond. A message left after-hours at the public defender's office was not immediately returned late Tuesday night.