Golf cart stolen from local veteran

The missing golf cart

The missing golf cart

Published: Monday, May 26, 2014 at 09:24 AM.

A golf cart stolen Sunday night from 126 Avenue D in Apalachicola cost a local veteran a measure of his freedom this Memorial Day.

City residents are familiar with the sight of Russ Boyd cruising around town in a bright blue golf cart with his yellow Labrador retrievers, Laverne and Abby.

The former pilot suffers from macular degeneration and cannot drive. The cart is his only means of transportation but he gets by just fine. Or he did until someone stole the cart.

At around 5 a.m. Sunday, Boyd was awakened by Laverne and Abby barking at the door. He went to see what was wrong but found nothing.

“Even if there had been someone at the cart, I’m not sure I could have seen them at that distance,” he said.

On Sunday morning, he herded his dogs outside, planning to ride downtown for brunch, but to his surprise, his golf cart was gone.

He called the Apalachicola police who promised to search for the cart. But with wife Kay out of town, Boyd’s holiday weekend had taken a downturn.

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