North Yorkshire police encountered its "most unsual job" on Monday night upon seizing a stolen golf buggy at a McDonald's drive-thru.
The vehicle was seen just before 4am at the fast food giant's branch in Catterick.
A 19-year-old man was arrested at the site, a short distance from the local golf club, on suspicion of theft and driving while unfit through drink. North Yorkshire police said: "A few interesting questions for him to answer in interview".
North Yorkshire Police's Facebook post drew a number of responses, with many making light of the episode.
One poster replied: "Hope he enjoyed his tee!", while another joked: "It's a hole in one is this one".
"While this is undeniably funny, they also could have caused a very serious accident", said one Facebook user, who thanked the police for intervening.