Authorities in Florida do not intend to charge Nicholas Harrington, a teenager who admitted to hauling a piano out onto a sandbar in Biscayne Bay.
Harrington, 16, admitted that he was behind the stunt, with some assistance from a few friends.
“I liked the idea of an anonymous piano out there, no explanation to it,” he said, adding that he thought of it as an “art” project that might help him get into college.
Harrington showed authorities of a video of himself and his father moving the baby grand piano from his grandmother’s house to his.
Several week later, after having set the piano on fire at a New Year’s Eve party, he, his father (of all people), and two friends decided to put it on the sandbar.
“It was a solid surface. It wouldn’t float away,” Harrington said.
Harrington says he decided to come clean after someone else claimed responsibility for putting the piano on the sandbar.
Now, authorities are hoping they will do the right thing and clean up their mess so that no charges need to be filed.
More in the video below.
- Teen explains origins of mystery piano (cnn.com)
- Teen: That’s my piano sitting on Miami sandbar (thestar.com)
- Mystery solved: Teen put piano on Miami sandbar (hosted.ap.org)
- Grand Piano Mystery Solved: Piano Left on Sandbar for College App (abcnews.go.com)