How Not to Get to a Meeting With Your Probation Officer

New Mexico man admits stealing scooter from Walmart

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 20, 2014 3:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – On the bright side, 18-year-old Michael Johnson of Albuquerque made it to a meeting with his probation officer on time. Unfortunately, as KOAT-TV reports, he did so by zipping over in a stolen electric shopping cart. When Johnson's probation officer asked about the unusual ride, the teen admitted taking it from a nearby Walmart. That got him busted on larceny charges, which in turn violated his original probation, which is why Johnson is now behind bars again. Police figure the cart is worth about $1,800. (He's not the first criminal to steal a ride to make a court-mandated appointment.)

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