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Albequerque man arrested for stolen cart

Albuquerque Man Arrested on Stolen Cart


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -An Albuquerque man was being held in the Bernalillo County Jail Tuesday after police said he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with this probation officer.

Court Documents say Michael Johnson, 18, arrived to meet with his probation officer on Monday at the Metropolitan Courthouse on an electric shopping cart from Walmart.

The probation officer asked Johnson where he got the cart, to which Johnson said he "took it from the Walmart on San Mateo and Zuni," the documents say.

Johnson was arrested and charged with larceny and receiving stolen property. He violated his probation when he was arrested and is being held on a $500 bond.

Albuquerque police made the arrest and said Tuesday that the cart could have been put to better use.

"The cart was worth over $1,800, and certainly it could have been used by those who needed it more than this man," APD spokesman Tanner Tixier said.

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