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PD: Man steals MCSO golf cart after being released from jail

Posted: 3:11 PM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-21 22:11:20Z
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PHOENIX — A man recently released from jail stole a golf cart belonging to the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office and went for a joyride.

Phoenix police report that on February 14, 35-year-old Christopher David Whittle was released from the 4th Avenue jail in Phoenix.

Whittle then reportedly contacted a maintenance worker saying he was cold and needed a ride in his golf cart.

When the worker left the area, Whittle allegedly took the golf cart and drove north from the jail.

Police located Whittle about 30 minutes later pushing the golf cart into a tire shop near 7th Street and Broadway Road.

Whittle reportedly told police he drove the cart on the streets until it wouldn't go anymore. He then pushed the cart to the tire shop claiming he was going to get it fixed and return it.

Whittle has been charged with vehicle theft.