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Kevin Powers | PoliceLink

Deputy Foils Getaway on Motorized Wal-Mart Shopping Cart

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SPRING HILL, FL — It was a getaway that didn’t get very far.

When a Hernando County sheriff’s deputy spotted Jeremiah Reardon at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Reardon was cruising south on Mariner Boulevard.

The chase didn’t last very long, and was definitely of the slow-speed variety.

Reardon was piloting a motorized shopping cart that he allegedly stole from a Wal-Mart, according to a police report. He was waving a small flashlight in the darkness both as a headlight and as a way to flag down a passing motorist so he could ask for a lift in a somewhat faster vehicle.

The only ride Reardon, 27, was able to snare was to the Hernando County Jail in the back of a police cruiser.

An employee of the Wal-Mart on Cortez Boulevard told deputies she saw Reardon drive the cart off of the store’s property from a rear entrance and head toward Mariner Boulevard, a short distance away. Two store employees ran after him and tried to detain him until deputies arrived.

Reardon told deputies he took the $2,500 shopping cart only because he had a broken leg and couldn’t get a ride to his home on Santee Street in Spring Hill.

A search of Reardon yielded a dozen methadone tablets in a small canister. Deputies said the pills had been prescribed to Reardon’s mother.

Reardon faces charges of grand theft, possession of a controlled substance, and probation violations. He remains in the Hernando County Jail without bond.

[St. Petersburg Times via YellowBrix]

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    ageorge882002

    about 5 years ago

    252 Comments

    Has this guy ever heard of the 5Th Amendmeant? I think he forgot to shut up. This gave me a good chuckle.

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    SHARRI8

    about 5 years ago

    106 Comments

    THIS GAVE ME A GOOD LAUGH FOR THE DAY.......DUMB......DE .....DUMB.....HA HA

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    DOLPHSEXY1

    about 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    if you are visiting friends and forget where they are staying why not break into another's home and crash there--- idiot.

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    DOLPHSEXY1

    about 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    really dumb next time fill the tank you dumb asses!!!!!!!!!

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    TrojanDaddyO

    about 5 years ago

    2348 Comments

    Just wondering if he droped his drink also?

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    pavisov

    about 5 years ago

    28 Comments

    good that guy is a dumbass hole.

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    pavisov

    about 5 years ago

    28 Comments

    actually thats hilarious i got to build my self one of those. He's dumb for thinking he can get wasted anywhere and not leave his bar stool though. Thats not even legal to drive. i commend him for his engenuity.

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    MidnightMike

    about 5 years ago

    470 Comments

    How does that bumper sticker go ? "Stupid can't be fixed...."

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    masko5

    about 5 years ago

    174 Comments

    I just wish they'd start arresting and/or charging people for using 911 in Non- Emerg situations....where I'm from I'd have to say 5% and that's being a little to high are actual emergency calls into our 911 system. 95% or more are BS calls for police and 90% of those are non-police related issues....I wish there was a way to educate the stupid people of our country on what 'is' and 'is not' an emergency...but I quess job security!

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    Anonymous

    about 5 years ago

    And so it should be. You want the police to show up - you got it. If more people got arrested for calling 911 for this kind of blatant stupidity, maybe it would get back to being an emergency line like it was intended. IDIOTS!!!

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    jmac289

    about 5 years ago

    562 Comments

    ah yes, job security

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    rabbit262

    about 5 years ago

    38 Comments

    Bwahahahaha!

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    so_kcyn

    about 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    WOW

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    Hramage

    about 5 years ago

    68 Comments

    Only in Ohio! Good times!

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    buck

    about 5 years ago

    1290 Comments

    Would have been one hell of a hot pursuit.

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