Fla. Man Arrested on Charges He Stole BMW He Initially Tried to Buy Using EBT Card 

Nicholas Jackson, 36, reportedly tried to use an Electronic Benefits Transfer card and a credit card to buy a $60,000 BMW X6. After he was denied, he allegedly stole the car and drove it until it ran out of gas.

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Martin County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office

A Florida man wanted a BMW, so he walked into a Pompano Beach, Fla., car dealership and found the one he wanted—a $60,000 BMW X6—and then attempted to pay for it using his Electronic Benefits Transfer card and a credit card.

When the dealership explained that it didn’t take EBT as a form of payment, Nicholas Jackson, 36, left the dealership. The next day, however, according to the New York Daily News, the dealership was burglarized, and a BMW X6 and 60 sets of keys were missing.

The Daily News reports that police caught Jackson 70 miles north of Pompano, in Palm City, Fla. Jackson reportedly drove the car until it ran out of gas. Police arrested Jackson and found the X6 with an empty gas tank and the 60 sets of keys.

Jackson has been charged with grand theft auto and was being held on $20,000 bond, the Daily News reports.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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