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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Aug 21, 2014 9:36 AM CDT
Thank God(s) they didn't get into a high-speed pursuit. No telling how much damage or loss of life there could have been ! ! !
Aug 20, 2014 9:38 PM CDT
Aug 20, 2014 5:29 PM CDT
Showing up in a stolen mobility scooter. Classy! I have found my dates appreciate that kind of effort.