Stolen Stanford golf cart appears on campus

    A stolen Stanford golf cart is sitting on the Palo Alto High School senior deck. According to assistant principal Jerry Berkson the cart was stolen last night, and was left on the deck because it was not workable. "They pulled some of the wiring from the batteries," Berkson said. Photo: William Sallomi

    A golf cart stolen from Stanford University sits on the Palo Alto High School senior deck on Thursday morning. According to assistant principal Jerry Berkson, the cart was stolen last night, and it was left on the deck after the perpetrators sabotaged it. “They [the perpetrators] pulled some of the wiring from the batteries,” Berkson said. Photo by William Sallomi.

    Palo Alto High School administrators are investigating the theft of a golf cart last night on Stanford University campus.

    The golf cart appeared on the senior deck on the Paly quad this morning, garnering many students’ attention.

    “Someone stole a golf cart from Stanford,” assistant principal Jerry Berkson said. “They drove it over here and then drove it around for a while and parked it on the deck and then tipped it.”

    Berkson said that administrators are using video footage to investigate the theft.

    “We [administrators] do have video on [of] them,” Berkson said.

    According to Berkson, Stanford will handle resolving the conflict internally.

    “It would be a felony, but it would be more of Stanford’s issue than ours,” Berkson said.

    Berkson said the incident will have no impact on campus security policies and the student body will not be punished for the act.

    “I don’t think it will have an impact [on other students],” Berkson said.

    Senior Troy Henderson sees the cart as a nuisance, but thinks the scenario is humorous.

    “It was pretty annoying having the cart on the deck,” Henderson said. “It could have easily been pushed off somewhere else so we could have more room to sit but overall it [the situation] was kind of funny.”

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