FSU WR Jesus Wilson charged with grand theft scooter
Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson was arrested on Monday after he admitted to stealing a motor scooter and crashing it last month. Court documents that were obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat on Thursday said that Wilson, 19, is facing a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle. We like to call it grand theft scooter, because it sounds funnier.
Wilson has been suspended from the FSU football team as a result of the incident. According to the documents, a man said he parked his scooter in front of the Love building on the Florida State campus last month and returned to find it had been stolen. Less than a week later, police stopped Wilson when they noticed he was driving a scooter that met the description.
Wilson claimed he borrowed the scooter — which was now damaged — from a friend but could not provide officers with any contact information for the person. On Monday, Wilson emailed investigators and admitted to taking the scooter because he saw the keys were in the ignition. He said he planned to return it and also admitted to crashing it.
As Hunter Pence could tell you, having your scooter stolen is no fun. Wilson, who played mostly on special teams last season, was expected to compete for a starting job with the Seminoles this year. Time will tell how much his idiotic decision will set him back.
H/T The Big Lead