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Sheriff: Man steals electric shopping cart from Walmart, drives it to bar to avoid DWI charge

Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 05, 2019

HOUMA, La. – A Louisiana man is accused of stealing an electric-powered shopping cart from a Walmart and driving it to a bar located more than half a mile away from the store.

A deputy with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the Houma bar on Corporate Drive around 12:26 a.m. Sunday in response to a complaint that a man had arrived there driving the cart.

When the deputy arrived, the sheriff’s office says he saw the cart parked between two cars in the bar's parking lot.

The deputy made contact with a security guard at the bar and with Brice Kendell Williams, 32, who was accused of driving the cart.

During his investigation, the deputy says he learned that Williams had claimed he was at a different bar and believed he could get charged with DWI if he drove his own vehicle to the one on Corporate Drive. So, Williams said he removed the cart from Walmart's property and drove it instead, according to the sheriff's office.

In the end, Williams was arrested and booked on a charge of unauthorized use of a moveable, which is a felony. His bond was set at $2,500.

This story was originally published by staff KATC.