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Man Pays the Price for Building Illegal Sand Volleyball Court

By November 14, 2012

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I'm all for the building of more sand volleyball courts. But it seems one man took it a little too far.

A Michigan man pulled out all the stops, building himself a professional-grade sand volleyball court complete with sound system and outdoor shower. The problem? He built it on federal land that had been set aside to protect an endangered bird.

He trucked in sand and dumped it on the reserve as well as poured cement for that outdoor shower. And now he'll pay for it. He will be on probation for the next 12 months and has been fined $34,000. That's in addition to the amount of money he spent to build the court which will most likely need to be removed.

I hope he gets a couple of games in first.

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