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Man caught driving stolen golf cart in Stanfield; says God told him to take it

STANFIELD, Ore. -- Stanfield police said they arrested a man caught driving a stolen golf cart at a Pilot truck stop. When police questioned him, he gave an unlikely reason as to why he took it. 

An employee called police on Aug. 31 to report that someone had stolen the golf cart from the truck stop and was riding it around the parking lot. 

At the scene, officers found 38-year-old Ryan Shenkel, who was "looking up at the sky and having a serious conversation," police wrote in a Facebook post. 

When police asked him about the golf cart, he said that God told him to take it, and then put it back. 

"[Shenkel] said God wanted him to be honest so he made sure he pointed out where his drug container was located, and admitted to consuming some alcohol as well," police wrote. 

Shenkel was arrested and booked at the Umatilla County Jail. 

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