FRUITPORT TWP. (WWJ/AP) – Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Walmart.
A customer called police Monday night to report someone riding a shopping cart from the lot at the store in Muskegon County’s Fruitport Township.READ MORE: Detroit Police Search For Suspect Who Shot 51-Year-Old Man
Police located 46-year-old Shirley Mason about two miles away, riding the cart with $600 in stolen clothing, The Muskegon Chronicle reported.
Police say Mason told them she couldn’t find anyone to pick her up from the store and took the wheelchair cart “because she didn’t feel like walking.”READ MORE: Eastern Michigan University Launches Program Exposing High School Girls To Careers In Aviation
Authorities say Mason told officers she planned to sell the clothing.
Mason is charged with organized retail crime and has a probable cause hearing Sept. 23.
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