Off course: Golf cart spree from Brooklawn to Fairchild Wheeler
Updated 7:38 pm, Monday, May 23, 2011
Maybe he missed his tee time. Police said a Bridgeport man stole a golf cart from the Brooklawn Country Club on Sunday afternoon and drove it all the way to the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, where he drove into three other golf carts and damaged the greens.
Masanobu E. Massiah, 25, of Westfield Avenue, was charged with two counts each of third-degree larceny and third-degree criminal trespass and one count of first-degree criminal mischied in the connection with the cart caper.
In the stolen cart was a set of golf clubs and a purse, police said.
Police said golfers at Fairchild Wheeler restrained Massiah until officers arrived and placed him under arrest.
The stolen cart was worth $3,500, and the damage to the three carts that were struck was estimated at $1,600. The golf clubs were worth $1,900 and the golf bag valued at $180, while the purse was worth $40.
Massiah was held on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear May 31 in Bridgeport Superior Court.