Wet clothing, golf cart lead to arrest

Police found golf cart in pond

LADY LAKE, Fla. – A man was arrested by the Lady Lake police after he was discovered with wet clothing and stolen items in his possession. 

The Lady Lake Police Department said that they responded to reports of a golf cart partially submerged in a pond off of Silver Oak Avenue at 7:11 a.m. Friday.

While searching for the owner of the cart, police discovered that a home at 860 Silver Oak Ave had been broken into. The golf cart tracks entered the front yard and led down a steep hill to the pond located behind the home, police said.

The newly-constructed home was unoccupied and the owners were out of town.

After a towing company pulled the cart out of the pond, detectives were able to identify the owner, Michael Hawk, of 1310 Debra Drive, officers said.

Police said that they located Hawk at his residence, where they located wet clothing, a stolen television and a set of keys belonging to the homeowners of the home that had been broken into.

Hawk was placed under arrest and charged with burglary of an unoccupied residence and grand theft. He was booked into the Lake County Jail with bond set at $7,000.