Visitor arrested for stealing golf cart in Leesburg 55+ community

Sarai Mogan

A daughter visiting her mother was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly stealing a golf cart from an age-restricted development in Leesburg.

Employees of the Mid Florida Lakes 55+ mobile home community noticed the company-owned golf cart was missing, according to an arrest from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. When they reviewed surveillance video from the clubhouse and pool, they saw a white woman, later identified as 39-year-old Sarai Morgan, dressed in dark clothing wandering the retirement community. The video showed the woman getting into the cart at 2:40 a.m. and driving off.

The employees started looking for the golf cart. A maintenance man found Morgan sitting in the golf cart in the development’s dog park. When he asked Morgan, “Which golf cart are you on?” she replied: “Your turn”. She gathered her things and started to walk away, but the employee told her to wait for a Lake County deputy to arrive.

The Georgia native declined to speak to the deputy other than to tell him she had been to Mid Florida Lakes to visit her mother. She said she was “planning to go this morning, until it happened.”

She was arrested for robbery and incarcerated in Lake County Jail. Bail was set at $2,000.