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Drunk Man Takes Walmart Scooter Out For A Joyride

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Greenwood, IN – A drunk man reportedly took a Walmart scooter out for a six-mile joyride.

Marcus Degraphenreed allegedly stole one of the motorized scooters provided to customers by the retailer. Authorities said the man was intoxicated when he embarked on his six-mile joyride.

According to Jalopnik, Marcus drove down highways and byways around Indianapolis until police finally placed him under arrest. Since the scooter’s top speed is a whopping six hours, authorities believe the intoxicated man had the vehicle for about an hour.

Fox59 reports that Degraphenreed was pulled over by officers around 4 am on Thursday morning. Officers stated that he was spotted going the wrong way on State Road 135.

Although the 27-year-old suspect claimed he simply found the cart and decided to take it for a spin, authorities apparently weren’t buying his story. Reports indicate that the stolen Walmart scooter had an “in-store use only” sign attached to it.

Police said that Marcus appeared disoriented when they approached him on the cart. He was then given a field sobriety test by officers. After it was officially determined that he was too intoxicated to operate the machine, Degraphenreed was placed under arrest.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the suspect couldn’t say for sure where he found cart. As a result of taking off with the Walmart scooter, the man has been charged with theft and driving under the influence. The stolen vehicle was later returned to the store.

Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time someone has been arrested for driving a Walmart scooter while drunk this month. The Inquisitr previously reported that 48-year-old Timothy Carr was busted by police after he was spotted driving a cart around inside the store. At one point during his adventure, Carr pulled a bottle of alcohol from the shelf and began drinking it.

What do you think about the drunk man who took a Walmart scooter out for a six-mile joyride?

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5 Responses to “Drunk Man Takes Walmart Scooter Out For A Joyride”

  1. Joel Johnson

    Since when is a motorized shopping cart considered a vehicle for purposes of law under the dwi statutes? Granted, the man very well could have been injured even fatally and I in no way condone his activities. But, dwi is a little steep in my opinion. Public intoxication and theft tops with the theft charge being dependent upon video surveillance and/or witnesses to the same!