Lady Lake (WTFF) – A drunk Central Florida woman was arrested after slamming a golf cart into some landscaping. Full Story »
Clermont (WTFF) – A 15-year-old Florida girl is facing a third degree felony Grand Theft Auto charge after allegedly stealing a golf cart “to see her grandmother.”
On Friday around 3 in the morning she was seen “riding southbound on SR 33” in a white Club Car golf cart, according to the arrest affidavit. She was pulled over by a sheriff.
The Florida Girl gave the cop “her name” and said she lived with her aunt in Inverness. The officer called her aunt. “Her name” belonged to another girl who was home with the aunt in Citrus County.
The Florida Girl admitted her real name and said “she did steal the golf cart from the group home and was attempting to drive to Homosassa to see her grandmother.”
Homosassa is over 60 miles away from Hannah Grace Homes in the middle of Olsen Lake, where the officer returned her to. She did manage to travel roughly five miles during her brief escape, making it all the way to Groveland. This Florida Girl was new to their establishment, explained one of the workers.
She ran away from the last group home she was at, so the state of Florida sent her to this one.
The executive director pressed charges and stated the golf cart was worth about $4,000.
The golf cart was towed back to the facility, and the Florida Girl was taken to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office South Lake District Office for booking.
The Villages, a hilariously-large retirement community in Florida, is the fastest-growing “city” in the country—with more than 117,000 people, 48 golf courses, geriatric sex (with a resulting high rate of STDs), and absolutely no children (they’re only permitted to visit for up to 30 days a year).
Residents primarily drive golf carts, with some luxury models costing up to $25,000; others were tricked out last year in support of Donald Trump. In 2005 the corporate-owned and fake-historied community set the world record for longest golf cart parade—perhaps surpassed by only the 100-meter dash as the world’s most prestigious record—with 3,321 carts.
But earlier this week in The Villages, there was news of another kind: A drug bust, followed by the discovery of a possible golf cart chop shop. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies and a SWAT team raided one Villager’s house Wednesday morning, after complaints from residents; there, they arrested five people on drug charges—including sale of methamphetamine and possession of heroin. One man was charged with the real-sounding crime of “unlawful use of a two way communication device.” Full Story »
A Villager who admitted to drinking wine at a community pool was arrested after a wild ride in her golf cart Tuesday afternoon in the Village of St. Charles.
Joyce Hellkamp Smith, 62, of the Village of St. Charles, had been at the wheel of a green golf cart at about 2 p.m. when someone reported the golf cart was hitting curbs, driving in and out of the golf cart lane and driving in front of oncoming vehicles, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The golf cart then drove through someone’s yard on Baldwin Run. The witness was blocking Smith’s golf cart when a deputy arrived on the scene.
Smith admitted she had consumed “some wine” and the deputy spotted a cardboard 1-liter wine container inside a compartment on the dashboard. The deputy also observed numerous green leaves and sticks on the floorboard of the golf cart, leading the deputy to believe Smith had recently hit a bush. Full Story »