A distraught man yelling "This is my beach" drove erratically in a parking lot and then plowed his car into the ocean Friday, authorities said.
The man, whose name was not released because he is being held for psychological observation, wasn't hurt, authorities said.
Long Beach lifeguards and police were called to Cherry Beach, near Junipero Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, about 3:30 p.m., said Fire Capt. Rich Brandt.
The white Nissan Maxima made it about 4 feet into the water before the driver and a passenger bailed out of the car, Brandt said.