Florida City Plays Baby Shark To Drive Away Homeless

The Palm Beach Post reports:

The city of West Palm Beach has launched a music offensive, playing torturous sound loops all night long of the children’s song “Baby Shark” to keep the homeless from lying about the patio of the city’s Lake Pavilion.

The pavilion, a glass-walled events venue that overlooks the waterfront and downtown’s Great Lawn, hosted 164 events from June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Almost half were weddings but there also were business meetings, bar mitzvahs, birthdays and graduation parties.

The city expects to rake in $240,000 from such events this fiscal year and wants customers to have a positive experience. They shouldn’t have to trip over bodies when they or community events staffers come to set up at 5 a.m., or when caterers or a bride leave at midnight, says Leah Rockwell, Parks and Recreation director.

Baby Shark has over 3 billion plays on YouTube.