Broadway at the Beach golf cart theft leads to arrest

02/17/2013 9:55 AM

02/17/2013 9:56 AM

A New Jersey man is facing petty larceny charges after Myrtle Beach police say he stole a golf cart and took a joy ride at Broadway at the Beach early Sunday morning.

John Maximillion Kelly, 22, of Oceanport, N.J., was arrested at 2:30 a.m. after a security guard saw him and another man riding the golf cart “at a high rate of speed” on the sidewalk in front of Carlos and Charlie’s restaurant, according to an incident report.

Police say a Broadway at the Beach maintenance worker parked his golf cart in front of Key West Grill at about 1:30 a.m. and left the key in the cart while he continued working. The maintenance worker said he saw two men get onto the golf cart and drive away. The worker chased after the men and a security guard who was working at Carlos and Charlie’s was able to stop the cart and detain Kelly until police arrived. The other man ran away from the scene, according to the report.

Police say there was an unspecified amount of damage to the golf cart.

Kelly was booked into the city jail and bond has been set at $781 pending a March 11 court date.

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