Teen caught stealing go-cart, moped in east Nashville - WKRN News 2

Teen caught stealing go-cart, moped in east Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A 19-year-old was arrested overnight Sunday after he allegedly failed to get caught by K9s and almost got away with a stolen go-cart.

Police were driving down North 1st Street around 8:45 p.m. when they witnessed Justin Bowling walking down the sidewalk with a go-cart.

Once Bowling saw the officer, he reportedly left the go-cart in the middle of the sidewalk and started walking the other way.

Authorities were aware the nearby automobile shop, A1 Funcycles, had been burglarized earlier in the evening, leading them to become suspicious of Bowling.

Upon being questioned, Bowling allegedly gave a false name and fabricated a story about the go-cart and where it came from.

The owner of A1 Funcycles was called to the scene.  He identified the go-cart as belonging to the business.

Bowling was placed into custody.  Soon after, he admitted to police that he walked into A1 Funcycles Sunday evening, causing the alarm to go off.

Bowling said he then hid in the store and witnessed police come through with K9s, who failed to capture him.  He also saw the store's owner with authorities after they responded to the scene.

Bowling also told police that he took a moped and go-cart from the business after everyone left and was in the process of loading the go-cart into his vehicle at a nearby truck stop.

He was charged with burglary and criminal impersonation.  His bond was set at $12,000.

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