89.7 F
The Villages
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Villager’s son’s sleuthing tracks ‘stolen’ golf cart to some confused snowbirds

A Villager’s son’s high-tech sleuthing helped solve the mystery of his father’s missing golf cart.

Villager Jay Skiff got his golf cart back from some snowbirds who took it by mistake.
Villager Jay Skiff got his golf cart back from some snowbirds who took it by mistake.

Villager Jay Skiff had taken his 2009 Yahama golf cart and parked at about 6 p.m. Saturday near McCall’s Tavern at Spanish Springs Town Square. When he returned at about 7:30 p.m., the golf cart was gone. Also gone was the iPhone he had left in the golf cart. Skiff called Lady Lake police and he also called his son in Virginia Beach, Va. to let him know he may be difficult to reach since his iPhone was missing.

His son suggested using the Find My iPhone app to locate the phone and the golf cart. They got a hit in the Village of Haciendas of Mission Hills.

Skiff let the police know about the new development, but it wasn’t long before the golf cart was on the move. Still tracking the golf cart was the son in Virginia Beach. The golf cart was now at Winn-Dixie.

Meanwhile, police went to the home in Haciendas of Mission Hills where a woman from Pennsylvania answered the door. She said her husband had just left in the golf cart on a grocery run.

Turns out they had rented a golf cart and had parked it Saturday night next to Skiff’s golf cart. When the snowbirds left that evening, they left in Skiff’s golf cart and left the rental behind.

The police helped set up the swap so the golf carts were returned to the rightful people.

Police asked Skiff if he wanted to pursue charges.

“I told them, ‘Just let it go,’” he said.

Skiff had good reason to fear his golf cart might have been stolen. Four golf carts were stolen in January from Spanish Springs. You can read more about that HERE

16 COMMENTS

More Headlines
Stories in and around The Villages, Florida

Headlines
The Villages, Florida

Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

Residents facing financial problems don’t need to replace fake windmill

A Village of Hemingway resident contends that some residents of The Villages are facing financial problems and don’t need to replace a fake windmill and water tower at Brownwood. Read her Letter to the Editor.

NRA bootlickers need to get a conscience and do the right thing

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Orange Blossom Gardens resident contends enough is enough and it’s time for our elected leaders to act to end gun violence.

The Developer benefits the most from the water tower and windmill

A Village of Marsh Bend resident believes the Developer benefits the most from the water tower and windmill at Brownwood Paddock Square, therefore he should pay for their replacement.

How does a builder create a structure that rots and turns into a hazard?

A Village of Duval resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends that the Developer is responsible for replacing the rotting structures at Brownwood.

Water tower and windmill should be replaced

A Village of Monarch Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wants to see the windmill and water tower replaced at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Photos
The Villages, Florida