A former all-star baseball player tried to chase down a thief in a golf car but wasn’t able to catch him.
Former Angels second baseman Bobby Grich was on the green of the 16th hole of the North Course at the Coto de Caza Golf & Raquet Club when he heard a noise at his car. At first, Grich told the Orange County Register, he thought the man near his car had mistaken it for his own. He didn’t think about theft until the car sped off. In addition to his clubs, Grich’s wallet and phone were in the car. He ran after it. “That’s about as fast as I’ve run since I tried to steal second base about 30 years ago,” he told the Register.
Eventually he came to another golfer with a car, hopped in, and the two pursued the thief. They made it out onto a road where they found the golf car, ditched. Grich’s wallet and clubs were gone. Within half an hour, the thief had racked up hundreds of dollars in spending at several nearby stores.
“The bummer of this whole thing is the driver that he took,” Grich told the Register. “I’ve never had a driver that good.”