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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:51 PM
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DUI in a stolen motorized Wal-Mart shopping cart
Source: The Napa Valley Register

Marcos Urbano may have taken Wal-Marts customer service a little too far.

Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, a Napa police officer spotted something unusual driving toward him in the northbound fast lane of Soscol Avenue, north of Lincoln Avenue.
As he approached the object, he discovered it was a motorized shopping cart for the disabled, worth $3,000 from Wal-Mart on Lincoln Avenue.

The officer stopped the driver Urbano who apparently had driven the cart from the store northbound on Soscol, police said.
Urbano, 24, of Napa, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft, driving under the influence and not possessing a valid drivers license.

It was a dangerous situation. The cart doesnt have any lights and it was dark, and he was in the fast lane of the roadway, Napa Police Sgt. Tom Pieper said.


http://www.napavalleyregister.com/articles/2009/01/21/n...
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:57 PM
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1. He was lucky he wasn't killed...
Soscal is a major street in Napa. And people drive like maniacs.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:02 PM
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3. Tell me about it; I lived in Napa for almost 40 years.
Soscol, Jefferson, Trancas... :hide:
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:03 PM
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4. He would have made a great Darwin award candidate too
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:31 PM
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10. Yup... a classic.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:00 PM
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2. For the life of me
I thought your subject line was "DU in a stolen motorized Wal-Mart shopping cart"! And I thought it was entirely possible!
:rofl:
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:07 PM
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5. It fits...at least, for the Lounge...
:rofl:

On a more serious note: The cop was right; Soscol is a major thoroughfare North-South through Napa (4 lanes) and this clown could have easily gotten killed.


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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:12 PM
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6. Internet access on a Walmart motorized shopping cart
cool. But what does the I stand for in Democratic Underground I?
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vard28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:14 PM
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7. That valid license charge won't stick
You don't have to have one to operate a motorized shopping cart. :rofl:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:16 PM
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8. but you do need one
to operate a motorized vehicle on a public road.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:31 PM
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9. I'm curious as to how far he actually got...
Wal-Mart is on the corner of Lincoln and Soscol, and it is several blocks before Soscol dead-ends at Trancas... :scared:
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:28 AM
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11. kick for the nightowls
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