• Golf carts stolen from elderly residents damaged after being dumped in pond

    By: Carl Willis


    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. - Someone stole golf carts from elderly residents in Peachtree City.

    Police said taking joyrides in stolen golf carts is common.

    “Usually, when it runs out of gas or the charge goes away, they just dump them, however, they dumped these two golf carts in the water – in ponds, in creeks,” Peachtree City police Sgt. James Harris said.

    Verkina Parrish said her mother’s cart had to be pulled out of a pond in Luther Glass Park on Sunday. Now, her main mode of transportation does not work.

    “To put it in the water is just a mean-spirited thing to do, and I hate that people think that way,” Parrish said.


    Doris Ford’s cart was stolen the same night and ditched in a creek near Braelinn Courts.

    “It’s a big part of the life, which is why I’m here,” she said.

    Ford believes her cart can be repaired, but she can't find a reason for the senseless destruction.

    “They don’t consider other people. It’s their own desire and that’s really said,” she said.

    Police said a resident stepped up to repair or replace the carts and has also put up a $5,000 reward for information that helps get the thieves arrested and convicted.

    “I think that’s amazing that someone who is a stranger and has a good heart is doing this. That’s what makes the world good,” Parrish said.

    If you know anything about the thefts you can message Peachtree City Police on Facebook or Twitter or contact them through TipSubmit. 

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