FLORIDA | A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a $60,000 BMW a day after a car dealership turned him down from buying it with food stamps.
Reportedly, 36 year-old Nicholas Jackson went to an auto dealership where managers declined his business when he tried to buy the BMW with a credit card and his Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
On the same night, the dealership was burglarized and the BMW was missing.
Authorities said Mr.Jackson did not have money to fill the tank of the stolen BMW and ran out of gas at an intersection.
When officers responded to a suspicious person call on Friday morning, they found Jackson, the BMW and the stolen keys, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators were able to trace the BMW back to the dealership.
Jackson has since been charged with grand theft auto and is being held in jail on a $20,000 bond.