You know there’s something fishy going on when a stranger asks for help but warns that he “doesn’t want the sheriff’s office to be called.”
Raymond Roye, 23, of Clark Street, Augusta, was arrested for theft early Saturday after rolling a golf cart on Lake Shore Loop near Riverwatch Parkway and then flagging a stranger for help with the cart.
Roye told the man he did not want the sheriff’s office called, according to a sheriff’s report. At that point, the stranger said he could no longer help and drove down the road, where he contacted 911.
When deputies arrived, they checked Roye for injuries and asked him about the golf cart and a scooter.
“While speaking with Roye about the golf cart and scooter, his story about the owners of the golf cart and scooter kept changing,” the deputy wrote in his report.
The officer located the owner of the golf cart, who said he had not given Roye permission to take it and wanted to prosecute. The 2010 E-Z-Go Golf Cart was valued at $8,500.
Roye was charged with theft by receiving stolen property and taken to the Richmond County Jail, where he remained Monday morning under a $5,700 bond.