Go-karts stolen, taken for joyride in Toronto

Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to police.
Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to Toronto police 5:15

Four go-karts were stolen from Polson Pier overnight before four young men took them for a joyride, according to police.

Police have not yet said if the four young men stole the go-karts or took them for a ride upon finding them.

One of the karts was found near Parliament Street and Queen's Quay Boulevard while three others were recovered at Sugar Beach.

Bob Clark, co-owner of Go-Karts at Polson Pier, said police woke him at 3:30 a.m. with a call telling him there had been a break-in and they’d tracked a number of young men on go-karts along Queen’s Quay.

“There appears to be four go-karts that were taken, with very little damage done,” Clark said. “It’s fortunate for the young fellows that were driving the go-karts, driving go-karts on the street — especially at night — is particularly dangerous.”

Clark said the four teenagers also left their bikes at the go-kart site.

The karts can travel at 40 km/h.

“It will force us to update our security a little, more cameras, more lights, better locks,” Clark said.

One of the karts was found near Parliament Street and Queen's Quay Boulevard while three others were recovered at Sugar Beach. (Tony Smyth/CBC)