Police have released a dash cam video showing a wild ride taken Sunday in a stolen Community Watch vehicle in The Villages.
The supervisor’s Community Watch SUV was stolen at about 9:30 a.m. near the Boone Gate on the Historic Side of The Villages. A gate attendant had grown concerned when a suspicious man approached him and claimed someone was “eating his brains.” A Community Watch supervisor arrived on the scene and while he was out of his vehicle, the man stole it and drove away.
Lady Lake police caught up with the stolen vehicle in the 1800 block of West Schwartz Boulevard, an area heavy with pedestrian traffic. The stolen vehicle drove onto a golf course where a 58-year-old woman from Canandaigua, N.Y. was preparing to putt at Hole #16. She told police the vehicle had been coming “right at her.”
The vehicle got back onto U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and caused crashes with three other vehicles before crashing near Freedom Pointe on El Camino Real. He then fled on foot, but was soon captured.
The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Jessie Charles Webb, who was determined to be wanted on two Georgia warrants. Webb initially complained of calf pain and was taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center, where he was medically cleared. As he was being escorted from the hospital, he tried to pull away from an officer. Webb also tried to grab the officer’s taser.
Webb is facing numerous charges and has been booked on $34,000 bond at the Lake County Jail.