Po­lice: Thief didn’t get far in mo­tor­ized gro­cery store cart

West Hawaii Today - - Island Life - From wire sources

FAIR­BANKS, Alaska — A man ac­cused of steal­ing a mo­tor­ized shop­ping cart from an Alaska gro­cery store didn’t get very far or go very fast be­fore his lowspeed get­away at­tempt was foiled by po­lice.

The bat­tery-op­er­ated cart with a bas­ket mounted be­hind the han­dle­bars has a top speed of 1.9 mph.

Au­thor­i­ties say Ron­dell Tony Chin­uhuk of An­chor­age is charged with felony theft for at­tempt­ing to take the cart early Tues­day from a Safe­way store in Fair­banks.

Po­lice say they stopped Chin­uhuk while he was cross­ing a thor­ough­fare fol­low­ing a 10-minute joyride that con­sisted mostly of try­ing to leave the ex­pan­sive store park­ing lot.

The Fair­banks Daily News- Miner re­ports Chin­uhuk was charged with felony theft of the $2,500 cart. As­sis­tant pub­lic de­fender Jen­nifer Hite says in an email the of­fice doesn’t com­ment on cases.

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