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Malfunctioning Miami Beach Welcome Sign Sends Mixed Message

A sign welcoming tourists to Miami Beach briefly offered visitors a confusing message.

The flashing, portable sign along the Julia Tuttle Causeway on Tuesday read: "Welcome visitors! Prohibited."

It was supposed to flash this message on three different screens: "Welcome visitors! Prohibited on the beach: glass, metal, alcohol and Styrofoam."

By Tuesday evening, city officials had apologized for the error and the sign was removed to be corrected.

City spokeswoman Nannette Rodriguez told the Miami Herald that Miami Beach certainly welcomes visitors. She offered apologies to anyone who was offended.

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