World's largest sand trap

 

Where is a golf-ball-collecting fox when you need one? Although it might take more than one to round up the 3,000 or so golf balls that a 57-year-old man has scattered around Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. Since 2007, Douglas Jones has been "just tossing them out of his vehicle," a park spokesman told mydesert.com. Park rangers spent more than 370 hours and $9,000 searching for the elusive culprit, who also littered the edges of park roads with cans of fruit and vegetables and random park literature.

When finally nabbed, Jones had an explanation, sort of. "He wanted to leave his mark and also to honor deceased golfers." As for the canned food, that was for "stranded hikers." Jones will face a federal magistrate who could bar him from the park and demand restitution.

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