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Crime a la Carts: Joyriders Steal Golf Carts, Tear Up the Course in Wenatchee, Wash.

A golfer drives down a hill in a golf cart at Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Hoover, Ala., on Tuesday, June 10, 2008. A pair of studies released this week raised questions about the safety of golf carts, on which about 1,000 Americans are injured monthly. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
AP Photo/Jay Reeves
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EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (CBS/AP)  Joy-riders stole six golf carts and raced around the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club last weekend - although they were thoughtful enough to put the vehicles back in the storage shed.

Perhaps out of respect for golfing etiquette, police say the "rough riders" returned their carts to their shed before leaving Saturday night, and even plugged in the electric carts, and locked the shed behind them.

Unfortunately, the seemingly considerate culprits did not replace all divots.

The Wenatchee World reports two of the carts were damaged and there was significant wear-and-tear to the golf course.