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Police commandeer golf cart to catch man who burglarized his mother’s home

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Dec 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-17 19:04:06-05

FARR WEST, Utah –Deputies in Weber County apprehended a man who allegedly burglarized the home of his own mother, and during the search officers commandeered a golf cart.

According to a press release from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, things began around 1 p.m. Wednesday when a citizen called to report a suspicious person near Remuda Golf Course.

The caller thought the person looked out of place, as he was carrying a suitcase, a gas can and other items. The man also hunkered down by a sign at one point.

Police responded, and at that point the man fled on foot eastbound on 3500 North. He dropped several items he was carrying along the way. Police searched for the man with the help of golfers and a maintenance worker, who helped point deputies to where the suspect had last been seen.

Deputies tracked the suspect through a neighborhood, “at one point even commandeering a golf cart to help search for the bandit,” according to the press release.

The man was eventually found near a canal and was taken into custody. Police determined 34-year-old Stephen Brian Thompson of Harrisville had burglarized the home of his own mother, allegedly making off with a computer, a TV, Christmas presents and other items.

Detectives were interviewing the man and then expected to book him into jail on felony burglary charges.