A "determined" south Florida man faces serious charges after stealing a BMW when the dealership denied his attempt to buy the car with his EBT card.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office said 36-year-old Nicholas Jackson stole a $60,000 car and more than 60 sets of keys from a nearby dealership. Just hours before, managers refused his business. He had tried to purchase the BMW with a combination of a credit card and an EBT card.
The sheriff's office report said Jackson didn't get very far. He didn't have enough money to fill up the BMW's gas tank.
Detectives pieced together the situation after deputies responding to a suspicious person report found the stolen keys and the BMW. After tracing everything back to the dealership, Jackson was booked and charged with grand theft auto.
MCSO posted photos and info about the crime on Facebook:
MCSO ARRESTS SUSPECT WHO STOLE $60,000 BMW, 60-SETS OF KEYS FROM POMPANO BEACH AUTO DEALER, ONE DAY AFTER SUSPECT TRIED...
Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Friday, March 18, 2016