One Florida man was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal a $60,000 BMW just one day after a car dealership refused his offer to buy it with food stamps.
Authorities said that Nicholas Jackson, 36, allegedly tried to buy the BMW on Wednesday with his Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, but was turned down by the auto dealership, according to the Daily Mail. But on Thursday night, the Pompano Beach dealership reported that it had been burglarized and that the BMW in question was missing. The keys to 60 other cars were reported to be missing, as well, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.
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The authorities stated that Jackson had no money in the bank to even fill the stolen BMW’s tank with gas, and thus ran out of gas at an intersection, where he was later discovered along with BMW and the 60 stolen car keys on Friday, according to the Daily Mail.
After he and the BMW were picked up and traced, Jackson was charged with grand theft auto and is being held in jail on a $20,000 bond.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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