Have you ever had the intrusive thought of just driving off with a golf cart?

Yes, of course, don’t do this. That needs to be said. But the thought sometimes creeps in. You could probably just drive it away while your plus-one gets your car and then you would have yourself a golf cart, which you could take to the shops or chauffeur your child to their weekend sporting commitments in.

Think of how much fun it would be to joyride around your neighbourhood with a golf cart. You’re a local celebrity at that point; an icon.

No? Okay, maybe it’s only me.

Anyway, a South Carolina man did that… at least 26 times. Yes, TWENTY-SIX times.

Alonzo Craig Hawes Jnr of Greenwood, South Carolina, was recently arrested after authorities found three golf carts stolen from Greenwood County linked to Hawes.

Alonzo Craig Hawes Jnr [Source: Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office]

He was charged with possession of stolen goods and has been connected to the thefts of 18 golf carts just from Greenwood. He has also been tied to eight missing carts from Abbeville County.

The 25-year-old allegedly did all of this during a 10-month span, which is quite the crime spree.

It’s like the old saying goes: fool me once, shame on you. Steal 26 golf carts, wow, that’s a lot of golf carts.