High-speed chase ends with car in golf course lake

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A public golf course turned into the track for a high-speed chase yesterday in Fountain Valley, Calif. 

And no, I’m not talking about golf cart racing.

According to the Orange County Register, police began chasing a man identified as 34-year-old parolee Mario Gam Acevedo after receiving reports of a stolen car. 

The officers followed Acevedo through a local park until he crashed through a fence bordering David L. Baker Memorial Golf Course.

One golfer who witnessed the event explained that Acevedo’s Jeep Cherokee, “hit a bunker and tore up the 15th green” before plunging into a lake situated between the 15th and 17th holes.

As if golf course superintendents don’t have enough to deal with… 

The culprit jumped out of the car only to be tackled and restrained by another golfer until police arrived.

Reports indicate a “significant amount” of narcotics were found in Acevedo’s pants as well as a replica firearm and burglary tools inside the car. 

Score: Golf course - 1, Criminal - 0