Melbourne man steals golf cart “because he was tired from walking”

Man leaves apology note after stealing a golf cart in Melbourne, Florida.
Man leaves apology note after stealing a golf cart in Melbourne, Florida.

MELBOURNE, Florida – Deputies were dispatched to a home where a golf cart was returned a couple of days after it was stolen, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim said his neighbor witnessed a man stealing his golf cart two days ago, but then the same man returned it with an apology letter, the report said.

In the apology letter was a phone number, but the golf cart was damaged, and that didn’t sit well with the victim, so he called authorities.

Deputies made contact with Jonathan Allen Wilcox, 38, who admitted to stealing the golf cart.

“He claimed to have done so because he was tired from walking and needed a means of transportation,” the deputy said.

“Additionally, he explicitly detailed the letter that he had written and left for the victim when he returned the golf cart,” the affidavit said.

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Wilcox was arrested and charged with Grand Theft. Bond was set at $2,000.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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