Sherriff Needs a Golf Partner, Frees Inmate to Play with him.
Some golfers will go to almost any lengths to get a game going.
Let's play golf!
Addiction and common sense are never partners, and golf addicts are no different. They will sometimes take partners wherever they can find them, in order to get a game going, and many will jump at a chance to obtain a free lesson.
Last summer, Frank Carillo was serving time in the Los Angeles County Jail for committing a string of burglaries at several golf courses, when Captain Jeff Donahue of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department found out that Carillo was an ex golf pro. Donahue is now under investigation because, according to Carillo, one day he let him out of his cell, put him in his patrol Jeep, and drove him to a golf course, where the ex pro gave him a lesson.
Carillo says he was still wearing his prison yellow jump suit when he gave the lesson. "He kind of has this swing that's old school and risky, but he hits it every time. I would probably say he's a fourteen or fifteen handicap. Not too bad."
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