For whatever reason, the state of Florida is good for some bizarre news. The latest absurdity to come out of the Sunshine State is the tale of Nicolas Jackson, 36.
Last Thursday, Jackson came into Brascar Auto Sales in Pompano Beach with hopes of buying a car. He had his eye on $32,000 BMW x6. However, he didn’t plan on going about the purchase like everybody else. He tried to pay for the car with food stamps. He tried three or four times to buy the luxury whip with his EBT card. He’d go and come back and go and come back,”dealership manager Evandro Pereira told the Sun Sentinel. “He’d say, ‘I’m going to get my ID,’ and, you know, full of BS.”
The next morning, dealership personnel found that the Beamer was missing. Detectives were able to trace the car’s VIN number and found Jackson in it. The Sun Sentinel reports:
Shortly before 8:30 a.m. Friday, in Palm City southwest of Stuart, Martin County deputies found Jackson sitting in the silver-gray car that had no gas and no license tag.
During questioning, Jackson admitted to entering the closed dealership through a window, taking the car keys off a key rack and using some to move other cars out of the way so he could drive the BMW off the lot, according to the arrest report filed in the case.
Jackson had a Brascar Auto Sales business card in his pocket when arrested, the report stated.
Jackson was charged with grand theft auto and his bond was set at $20,000. “What a hilarious thief,” said Pereira.