Giant Lego Man Found on Florida Beach

SARASOTA, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — This is something you don’t see every day.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has taken a giant Lego man who appeared on a Siesta Key public beach into custody.

Jeff Hindman spotted the “man” and dragged it ashore.

The Lego man weighs about 100 pounds and has been identified as “Ego Leonard,” which is the name on the back of his shirt.

Newspapers in the area report the name “Ego Leonard” is the name of a Netherlands artist, but it wasn’t immediately clear if that was a real name or if an artist was behind the work.

The sheriff’s office is not sure how he arrived at the beach, whether he was placed there or washed up in the surf.

Legoland officials told the Sarasota Herald Tribune the Lego Man was a counterfeit and is not endorsed by the company.

The giant Lego remains in the of custody the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office until the someone claims him.

If no one claims it, Hindman will become the owner. “I’ll put it on eBay,” he said.

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