Rhode Island Family Asked to Tear Down Sand Castle

June 13, 2012

A Barrington, R.I., man was asked to tear down a sand castle he and his 7-year-old daughter built at a local beach after a town official said it posed a risk.

WJAR-TV reports that Michael LeRoux was told on Saturday by Barrington recreation director John Taylor that the roughly three-foot high castle was a potential liability.

Taylor said the sand castle was a “big huge mound of sand” that looked like a fish and had wooden boards sticking out of it. Taylor says some of the wood had nails.

He says he did not order LeRoux to take down the castle, just suggested he do so.

LeRoux says he left without tearing the castle down and that it was later destroyed by the town.

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