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A man in Florida was turned away at a car dealership when he tried to pay for a $60,000 BMW using his credit card and his electronic benefits card, the state-regulated method for distributing food stamps.
Managers at the Pompano Beach dealership “declined 36-year-old Nicholas Jackson’s business,” but Jackson wasn’t ready to give up his dream car. A day after the failed transaction, Jackson returned to steal the BMW along with keys to 60 other cars, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday morning, March 18, deputies located the BMW and the stolen keys after responding to a call about a suspicious person.
“They also found Nicholas Jackson, the man who appeared determined to have that BMW one way or another,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “It turns out, Jackson stole the car and the 60-sets of keys, but he didn’t have the money to fill the tank, and he ran out of gas” at the intersection where he was found.
Jackson has been charged with grand theft auto and his bond has been set at $20,000.