Milton Hodges Stole Golf Cart From Nudist Colony While Clothed, Cops Say

05/28/2012 10:22 am ET | Updated May 29, 2012

If you are a fully clothed robber, seeking sanctuary in a nudist colony may not be the most well-conceived escape plan.

Homeless man Milton Hodges, 20, of Florida, allegedly jumped a wall Thursday night to get into the Cypress Bay Nudist Resort after robbing a nearby Lowe’s home improvement store, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Hodges claimed to be browsing for mango and banana trees. In lieu of paying for his plant products, the Floridian allegedly held a scissor against the neck of a clerk. He then fled and jumped over the wall of the nudist resort nearby. Once inside, he reportedly threatened colony residents with a knife and jacked a golf cart from a security guard.

As the Sun Sentinel reports, “as one of the only folks wearing clothing, Hodges was easily spotted by deputies who arrested him at gunpoint.”

Hodges had a long rap sheet prior to his nudist colony intrusion. He has been on the run since April 1 after he allegedly robbed a Kangaroo Express Store in his hometown of Green Cove Springs, Florida. Hodges faces a $250,000 bond for that charge. At age 18, the Floridian was sentenced to 28 months in prison for armed robbery and attacking a victim with a can of Pepsi.

Hodges is currently being held without bail in the Osceola County Jail and faces at least 10 felony charges.

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