At about 1:00am, on Monday, September 27, 2010, officers from Area D-4 (South End) were on patrol when they observed a white male driving a golf cart in the area of 180 Beacon Street. Specifically, officers observed the suspect operating the golf cart in the far right lane of Beacon Street. Seeing this, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the golf cart. When officers asked the operator why he was driving a golf cart on a public roadway, the operator stated he was doing work for a construction company. Not convinced, the officers posed the question a second time. To which, the suspect stated, “I’m out doing a survey. What the (expletive) is it to you?”
When asked how he came to possess the golf cart, the suspect stated he found the golf cart, along with several others, outside of Boston City Hall. Officers spoke to security officers assigned to City Hall who stated that there were several golf carts parked outside City Hall on the plaza. According to security personnel, the golf carts had been used earlier in the day during a citywide bicycle festival.
Officers arrested Thomas Wright, 45, of Brookline and charged him with Larceny (Over $250.00).
The golf cart was returned to City Hall.