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Tampa Bay area residents witnessed an unusual sight ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival Sunday.

In a case of a kind of reverse storm surge, Hillsborough Bay at Bayshore Boulevard was one of many places in Florida that experienced temporary lowered water levels in the hours leading up to the hurricane.

Too much water is typically the problem when storms blow through Tampa Bay. But for a few brief hours Sunday, the bay's fortunes were reversed as Hurricane Irma's counterclockwise winds blew the water out.

Bay News 9

When does a prank become a crime?

That’s the question people across Tampa Bay are wrestling with after three young men were charged with hitting a runner on Bayshore Boulevard with an egg.

Noah Grant, 17, expected his evening run on Bayshore Boulevard to go off without a hitch– until the egg struck him on the head.

It’s a seemingly innocuous object, but when fired from a moving vehicle at a high rate of speed, it becomes a perilous missile.