LADY LAKE, FL (FOX 35 Orlando) – A high speed car chase led the police through a golf course in a Florida retirement community on Sunday.
Lady Lake police broadcast a video of the Wild Race Dashboard, where they say two police cars are being chased after a "surveillance car" stolen from The Villages. The community surveillance SUV was taken around 9:30 am, near the Boone Gate on the historic side of the villages, the authorities said.
Officers found the stolen vehicle in block 1800 West Schwartz Boulevard. The video shows golf carts moving away, the suspect guiding the police through the greens.
Bil Saxby and his group were playing at hole 16 when all three cars passed them.
"It was" Smokey and the bandit! " The first guy crashed and flew halfway up the hill, struck mourning, fishtail right. It was crazy! "
A woman playing with Saxby had come from the north. When the cars passed, she was green. The cars were barely missing her on two feet, running on her golf towel.
"The holy smokers were on the edge of the mammoth!"
Nehemiah Wolf, division chief for community surveillance, said the vehicle taken was a 2018 Ford Escape.
The police report indicates that the suspect, Jessie Webb; he's approached the door of the Orange Blossom Hill Country Club. They said that Webb was acting suspicious and told them that someone had eaten his head.
"He was a little disoriented, walking around the checkpoint, walking around the camera," Wolf said. It was at that time that another security vehicle arrived. Wolf said his standard for safety vehicles to stay on the go at an active scene to keep the flashing lights off without killing the car's battery.
Webb jumped into the car on the move and took off. That's when the police were called and followed after the suspect. Wolf says that they are taking steps to prevent this from happening again.
Webb finally crushed the vehicle and was arrested. He faces several charges, including theft of a motor vehicle.