Man in stolen SUV nearly crashes into hole on Topgolf range in Alpharetta, cops say

A man in a stolen vehicle took a metro Atlanta driving range a little too literally Thursday morning and had to be rescued after nearly falling into a large target hole, police said.

Alpharetta police were called to Topgolf on Westside Parkway about 7 a.m. after an employee arrived for work and saw the Honda CR-V teetering above one of the holes on the range.

Officers were able to get the driver out and the vehicle removed safely, police said. During the investigation, police learned the Honda was reported stolen out of Cobb County.

Benjamin Beasley (Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

The driver, Benjamin Beasley, 42, of Atlanta, was arrested and faces charges of felony theft and second-degree criminal damage to property, according to the incident report. 

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It appears Beasley used a path for maintenance vehicles to get onto the course, Alpharetta police spokesman Officer Howard Miller said. 

“Thankfully one of the wires that’s on the netting between the target got underneath the vehicle and saved the car from taking a 6-foot drop,” Miller told Channel 2 Action News. “... Definitely could have been bad for the driver. It would have caused extensive damage to the equipment at Topgolf also.”

The incident is still under investigation.

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