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Pickup truck attempting to park ends up in retention pond

Pickup truck attempting to park ends up in retention pond
The Florida Highway Patrol said a 64-year-old Largo man attempting to park at the Pinellas Justice Center ended up driving his pickup truck directly into a retention pond. Photo courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol

Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a pickup truck had to be fished out of the retention pond outside a courthouse when the driver's boot became stuck on the accelerator while attempting to park.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 64-year-old Largo man was attempting to park at the Pinellas Justice Center in Clearwater when his boot became stuck on the accelerator and the truck went over a raised curb, crashed through a fence and plunged into the retention pond.

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The driver was able to exit the vehicle and return to shore safely with assistance from Pinellas County Sheriff's Office personnel. He was not injured.

A tow truck was brought to the scene and fished the pickup out of the water.

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