Did you think this would happen in any other state? Nicholas Jackson was arrested after trying to buy a new BMW with food stamps (well, his EBT card), and after stealing the aforementioned fly whip auto.
Reports the New York Daily News:
A Florida man who tried to purchase a speedy BMW SUV with his Electronic Benefits Transfer card and a credit card later decided to steal the car — but was caught when he ran out of gas, police said.
Nicholas Jackson, 36, showed up to a Pompano Beach dealership with little in the way of currency and was sent away, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. But the next day, the business was burglarized, and the owner found the $60,000 BMW X-6 and 60 sets of keys missing, police said.
Cops later caught up to Jackson in Palm City, some 70 miles north of Pompano, where authorities say he drove until the car ran out of gas. They also found the BMW with the gas tank on empty.
Jackson was taken Martin County Jail and charged with grand theft auto. He is currently being held on $20,000 bond.
We’re going to guess he doesn’t have the bail money.
Photo: Martin County Sheriff’s Office