The Sunshine Tour was rocked yesterday when it’s newest champion Louis Oosthuizen was arrested on suspicion of stealing a child’s bicycle near East London, South Africa. A quick thinking mother snapped a picture of Oosthuizen making his getaway on the bike and promptly reported it to police.
Rumours had abounded about Oosthuizen’s cleptomaniacal tendencies since a children’s car seat went missing from the player’s car park at Royal St Georges in 2011 and one matching that description was subsequently spotted restraining a small sheep (lamb) on the South African’s farm in South Africa.
The owner of the children’s bike Mornay Kobus Kruger Stayne (4) was said to be distraught over the incident having only received the bicycle as a present from Santa (his parents) on December 25th last.
Pic: Oosthuizen’s grin’s menacingly as he makes his getaway.
"Louis always seemed like the sweetest man," said Tour boss George O’Grady following the arrest. "He looks just like Shrek, but who could have believed he would turn about to be a different kind of Ogre?"
A follow up search of Oosthuizen’s home in the wake of the arrest, revealed seven further stolen bicycles, two car seats, a small drum, a plastic spade and a packet of Match Attax trading cards. The case is due before the courts in February.