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Golf cart chop shop, meth lab busted at The Villages

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Let this be a lesson to you: If you’re going to run a combined meth lab/golf cart chop shop out of a house in a gated retirement community, don’t be conducting front-door drug deals as well.

Ultimately, it was neighbor suspicion and calls to the authorities that led to the Sumter County sheriff’s deputies and SWAT team descending upon a home in The Villages.

Seriously, where are you more likely to find nosey neighbors peeking out from between their curtains than a retirement community? It’s not like anyone has to go to work! Everyone is home. And you’d imagine word travels fast. It’s not surprising, then, that authorities received no shortage of neighbor complaints.

But back to the golf-related element of the story: the chop shop. Per Deadspin, golf cart theft in The Villages (where everyone drives golf carts) is a big thing. Three men were arrested last month with one of the man copping to swiping more than 30 golf carts per month.

According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel authorities found evidence of a golf cart chop shop operation: Golf cart windshields, seat cushions, tires, and other parts.

“There have been some golf carts stolen in the neighborhood in The Villages here, and we’re trying to tie some of the parts to some of the stolen vehicles,” Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Robert Siemer told reporters.

It wasn’t the elderly homeowner who masterminded the drug ring/chop shop, but rather his niece. Kathleen Unrath moved in with her uncle under the pretense of caring for him, which she may have done, but she also invited four other individuals to live with them to run the operation.

Here’s WFTV with the report from the heart of the golf cart thoroughfare.

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  1. Jack Nash

    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    ROTFLMFAO. If it isn’t STD’s it’s Meth and Stolen Vehicles/golf carts. Lol. Gotta luv it.

  2. Dave. R

    Jun 26, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Hope they had a wake for the brown golf bag. It’s everywhere boys it’s everywhere. It’s movin on up to the sky.

  3. rebfan73

    Jun 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Where’s Tiger……

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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