A man who thought he’d steal a $9000 motorcycle by driving it off the parking lot of Coastal Powersports didn’t get far after the manager ran to the motorcycle, hit the off switch, and pulled the defendant off.
Employees say they were moving motorcycles out of the showroom and into the parking lot May 5th when they spotted 37-year old Isaac Dumas of Fort Walton Beach on one that was still running.
He was wearing a motorcycle helmet and beginning to move towards Mary Esther Cut-Off. The store manager was able to thwart the attempted getaway. Dumas then ran but was stopped by the manager and a co-worker. They say Dumas put the co-worker in a headlock and broke his sunglasses. He also lost his backpack when one of the employees grabbed it.
Inside the backpack an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy found a loaded sawed-off shotgun. A check revealed Dumas has multiple previous felony convictions.
The OCSO charged Dumas with grand theft of a motor vehicle, battery, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a short barreled gun, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and criminal mischief.