West Palm Beach Is Driving Homeless People Out of a Park by Playing "Baby Shark"
Published Jul 17, 2019In an unusually cruel move, West Palm Beach is implementing loops of "Baby Shark" in a park to deter homeless people from sleeping in the public space.
The Florida city is specifically targeting the patio area of the Waterfront Lake Pavilion, a city-owned banquet hall with glass walls.
West Palm Beach parks and recreation director Leah Rockwell confirmed the ongoing loop of "Baby Shark" (with only a minor respite for the equally crazy-making "Raining Tacos") is to discourage people from sleeping in the area.
She also said the city was looking to formalize the hours of the park where the banquet venue is located, in order to make trespassing laws more easily enforceable.
It remains to be seen if the cruel and unusual experiment has been working, but our thoughts are with anyone braving the endless alternating loop of "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos."
For those who want to pay money to subject themselves to the song, you can catch "Baby Shark" on tour later this year.
You can also infect your ears for free by streaming both "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos" below.