Let’s Guess What Happens If You Drive A Stolen Shopping Scooter To Meet Your Probation Officer

There are many things you can do to make sure you don’t go get in trouble with the law for another go around, but a surefire way to hop right into that hot water again? By boosting a ride and driving it to a meeting with a probation officer.

In this case, “ride” means an electric shopping cart pilfered from an Albuquerque Walmart, court documents say, according to KOAT News (warning: link has video that auto plays).

And when his probation officer asked the 18-year-old where he got his new wheels, to which he allegedly replied that he “took it from the Walmart” in the area.

At least he made it to his appointment?

He was arrested and charged with larceny and receiving stolen property and violated his probation.

“The cart was worth over $1,800, and certainly it could have been used by those who needed it more than this man,” a police spokesman said.

For the next time you might be considering driving a stolen shopping cart to meet with a representative of the legal system, the answer to the headline’s question is, you’ll be arrested. Most definitely arrested.

Police: Man drives stolen electric shopping cart to meet probation officer, gets arrested [KOAT News]