According to WBRZ, a Louisiana man was arrested and booked on one count of unauthorized use of a moveable after he admittedly stole a motorized shopping cart from a local Walmart and drove it to a nearby bar.
According to the man, he had been drinking and he didn’t want to get charged with a DUI. When police arrived at the nearby bar, the found the shopping scooter parked between two cars in the parking lot.
Getting behind the wheel of a car when you’ve been drinking is never a good idea. You endanger your life, you endanger the lives of other. It’s as simple as that. On the other hand, stealing motorized vehicles from Walmart is also a pretty bad idea. You probably won’t kill yourself on one, but you can still get a DUI if they would’ve caught him before he parked it. You can get one on a bike, a Barbie Jeep from 1996, a damn horse, and of course, a riding lawn mower, but today just so happened to be his lucky day. Sure, a petty charge for stealing is no walk in the park, but you got to hand it to a guy that had the drunken wherewithal to choose the lesser of two evils.
Also, what kind of rat sees a scooter in the parking lot and calls the cops? That’s not any kind of bar I want to be drinking at…