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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 04:09 AM

My Dad called early yesterday morning and asked if I had done anything with the Golf Cart. Now, that may seem an odd question, but that EZ Go had been my Mom's legs for many years. Her second hip replacement surgery is healing well, and she has some mobility back, but it was still a way for her to get around the farm, see the crops, get out to the garden, and bring produce back. Honestly, I think it was used more than the tractors most days.

Anyways, I said "Not other than walk around it when I left"

By 9AM the State Police were out investigating. There were some tire tracks, but nothing else. The officer said that normally, if a golf cart is recovered, it's found in the woods by hunters in the fall... I said "Normally???"

Seems he sees quite a few stolen over the summers, often by joy-riding kids with a buzz on.

Now here's the weird part(s), the Cart was about 3 feet from the front door in a well lit area. Less than 20 from the open bedroom window. Their German Shepherd was out and she's a big dog. If i didnt know her and how harmless she is, I'd be wary of her in the daytime. Almost makes me think the culprit knew her well. Dad said he heard the dog bark just once, but that's it... Didn't think anything of it.

200 feet away, on the other side of the Garage, in the shadows, were 10 GT's. Some of which don't need keys, and some that had them in it as we were moving them around on Sat and more moving on Sun. Not one of them had been so much as sat on.

So, here we are, a few days from the show (where Mom always uses the cart and it's available for others with mobility problems) and we are looking for either an recovery phone call (not likely) or a possible replacement.

I also told the Dog her fuzzy butt was on notice, and one more problem & she'd be fired. She had no reply. :)

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 04:20 AM

Sorry to hear this, Alan. Especially since your Mom used it so much and so close to the show taking place. Hope you find it or a replacement. Even if you have to rent/borrow one for her to use.
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 04:25 AM

Thanks Kenny, I hadn't thought about rentals. I'll call around in the morning.

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 04:31 AM

This kinda stuff makes me angry. Not too many things make me wanna kick somebody's rump like stealing...
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 04:56 AM

Alan, just a thought to get her around the show while you wait for info on your cart. Might find a good samaritan that would be happy to help out.

This kinda stuff makes me angry. Not too many things make me wanna kick somebody's rump like stealing...

I feel the same way, middleageddeere!

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 04:56 AM

Sadly, people who do stuff like that rarely get what they deserve.
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:04 AM

We were joking about it later in the day. Mom said if they drove it dwn the road, we should find it in the ditch as the steering was (in her words) "Wonkie".

You had to anticipate "slight changes in vector" at high speed. It was something you got used to and anticipated, but not the first time, in the dark, with a tune on... While the situation makes me mad, the mental image of the drive makes me smile with evil glee...
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:04 AM

Sorry to hear that, hope you are able to find a replacement asap or yours turns up OK. Not much else to say that hasn't already been said, it is just a real shame and I hope whoever took it is caught!!
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:06 AM

That's sad Alan. I agree that a call to people coming to the show should produce some loaner carts or even some volunteers to help your mother and other people with physical limitations to enjoy the show.
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:07 AM

We were joking about it later in the day. Mom said if they drove it dwn the road, we should find it in the ditch as the steering was (in her words) "Wonkie".

You had to anticipate "slight changes in vector" at high speed. It was something you got used to and anticipated, but not the first time, in the dark, with a tune on... While the situation makes me mad, the mental image of the drive makes me smile with evil glee...


Maybe you should check the local emergency room for suspects!
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:26 AM

Maybe you should check the local emergency room for suspects!


:bigrofl: not a bad idea!

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:29 AM

Sorry to read about the loss of your mom's transportation around the farm. I have been reading the other posts about it and I think JDBrian has the right idea. You might see if you can sort of carpool transportation at that show. Anyone with a golf cart can pitch in. The burden is not on just one provider that way. Folks can sign up for it when they enter the show. Just a thought.
Good luck. hope you guys find her golf cart in good condition.
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:31 AM

If they knew the dog, then they knew your Mom too, and how much she depended on that cart! Someone needs a country given education for sure....then let the police have em!
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:44 AM

Alan hope you can come up with something for your Mom , we'll all be wishing the cart returned and the people/person dealt with by the law . Al
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Posted June 11, 2012 - 06:01 AM

If you have GT parts laying around, now might be a good time to build her a special cart from left over parts.
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