TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University football player Jesus Wilson stole a motor scooter near the Love Building on the Florida State campus last month and crashed it, court documents said.
Wilson, 19, and now faces a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle.
On June 11 at 10:20 a.m., a man said he parked his scooter, valued at $1,000, in front of the Love building along Atomic Way. When he returned, the scooter was gone, said court documents.
On June 17, Tallahassee Police officers stopped Wilson while he was driving the stolen scooter, which was now damaged.
Wilson said he borrowed the scooter from another student but had no contact information for him, court documents said.
On Monday, Wilson emailed investigators saying he took the scooter when he noticed the keys in the ignition. Wilson said he did not plan to keep the scooter as long as he did. He provided no details as to how he planned to return it, court documents said.
Wilson admitted to crashing the scooter as well, court documents said.
He was booked into the Leon County Jail Wednesday and posted bail later in the day.
The sophomore from Miami is expected to compete for a starter's role this season.
Wilson appeared in five games last year, catching three passes for 23 yards. He also played on special teams, returning eight punts for 89 yards.
Wilson had two punt returns for 36 yards against Maryland, including a career-long 28-yard return that helped set up the final score in FSU's 63-0 victory on Oct. 5.