When a man reportedly decided he would use an electric shopping cart for transportation so he would not get in trouble for driving his vehicle after consuming alcohol, he was instead charged for taking off with a store’s property.
Just after midnight on November 10, someone placed a call to the Terrebonne Parrish Sheriff’s Department to let them know that a motorized shopping cart from Walmart that was meant for disabled shoppers was parked in a bar’s lot.
A deputy dispatched to the Houma, Louisiana, watering hole where the shopping cart was allegedly seen in a parking spot with a car on each side of it.
The deputy discussed the situation with a security guard at the bar and the employee said that he suspected Brice Kendall Williams, a 32-year-old man who was still inside of the establishment, was responsible for using the cart as transportation.
As the deputy spoke with Williams about the discovery of the electronic shopping cart, the Denham Springs man allegedly said that he thought it would be a good idea to use it since he had already been drinking at a bar near the Walmart. He did not want to risk driving his car while under the influence so he reportedly chose to take the half-mile ride on the cart instead.
While Williams was able to avoid a DUI charge, he was taken into custody for suspicion of felony unauthorized use of a moveable for allegedly taking the shopping cart without permission. According to a release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, Williams’ bond was set in the amount of $2,500.
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