Nicholas Jackson desired to own a BMW and was willing to lie, steal and use his EBT card to obtain the vehicle. According to WPTV and a report by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson went to a car dealership in Pompano Beach, Florida, and told the car salesman that he wanted to purchase a BMW X6.
When the salesman asked Jackson about paying for the $60,000 car, Jackson, 36, offered a weird payment option. Jackson attempted to pay for the BMW by using his food stamps card (EBT) and a personal credit card. The salesman told Jackson that he couldn’t purchase the car with the EBT card.
Although Jackson didn’t have the correct form of payment to purchase the BMW, he was not deterred from his goal of some day driving the car. On the next day, Jackson returned to the car dealership when it closed. He was able to enter the car dealership through a window. Once he entered the main office inside the car dealership, he grabbed a rack that held 60 car keys. He moved several cars out of the way until he was able to steal the BMW that he attempted to purchase with food stamps.
When the manager of the car dealership arrived at the business, he immediately contacted authorities and reported the theft.
Jackson drove the BMW around the Pompano Beach area the entire day. However, after driving 70 miles north of the dealership, Jackson eventually ran out of gas. Without any money to refill the gas tank, the car stopped. Around 8:30 a.m., police found Jackson sitting in the BMW on the side of the road.
When authorities captured him, they also noticed the 60 keys that he stole from the dealership. Jackson was arrested and has been charged with grand theft auto. His bail was set at $20,000.