Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

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YOU’VE heard of a high-speed po­lice chase - but how about a low speed one?

A US TV sta­tion has broad­cast footage of a cu­ri­ous in­ci­dent in the town of Sum­merville, South Carolina, where a shop­per at a Wal­mart su­per­mar­ket ap­par­ently tried to ab­scond with one of the store’s mo­bil­ity scoot­ers.

It ap­pears the mo­torised shop­ping cart was run­ning out of power, as the mis­cre­ant at­tempted to pro­pel it us­ing his feet to es­cape from a po­lice car as it came along­side at about 5km/h.

Of­fi­cers were able to de­tain the man with­out in­ci­dent and re­turn the ve­hi­cle to the store, with Wal­mart man­age­ment de­clin­ing to press charges.

RE­SEARCHERS from the Lon­don School of Eco­nomics have con­firmed what many have long sus­pected - watch­ing some re­al­ity TV shows can be bad for your men­tal health.

A new study found pro­grams such as Keep­ing Up With The Kardashians and The Ap­pren ce may make view­ers less sym­pa­thetic to the plight of the poor.

Even as lit­tle as 60 sec­onds of “ex­po­sure to ma­te­ri­al­is­tic me­dia” was enough to sig­nif­i­cantly in­crease anti-wel­fare sen­ti­ment, said lead au­thor Dr Rodolfo Leyva.

He said the re­search helped ex­plain why the UK pub­lic’s sup­port for the un­em­ployed had been de­creas­ing in re­cent years.

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