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New Mexico man steals electric shopping cart to visit probation officer

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New Mexico man steals electric shopping cart to visit probation officer

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 21, 2014

It is probably not a good idea to show up for an appointment with your probation officer driving a stolen electric shopping cart.

Michael Johnson, 18, of New Mexico has certainly learned that the hard way.

According to KOAT-TV Channel 7, Johnson was arrested after his probation officer asked him where he got the cart Johnson had driven to the Metropolitan Courthouse in Albuquerque. Johnson admitted that he took if from a nearby Walmart store.

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A police officer contacted Walmart and confirmed the cart was missing. The police officer was also told that the cart was worth more than $1,800.

Johnson was booked into the Bernalillo County Jail. He was charged with larceny and receiving stolen property. Johnson also violated his probation. He was ordered held on a $500 bond.

According to The Smoking Gun, Johnson was arrested last year for battery against a household member and interference with communications.

It is not known whether Johnson was able to post bail or if he has an attorney.

 

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.