Police in Michigan caught a woman allegedly stealing $600 worth of merchandize from Walmart and trying to flea in a motorized scooter. Shirley Mason, 46, didn’t take into account just how slow those little things move when she tried to break away.
She was busted about two miles away from the store, with a bag of the stolen goods in hand.
Mason, who had an outstanding warrant out for her arrest when the Sept. 8 Wal-Mart incident occurred, has been charged with two separate counts: second-degree retail fraud, stemming from an incident that occurred previously at the Roosevelt Park Wal-Mart store, and with organized retail crime from the Fruitport Township incident.
When police located Mason on the motorized wheelchair from the Fruitport Township Walmart store at 1879 E. Sherman, she allegedly had several bags full of stolen goods, authorities said.
Mason is currently freed on a cash or surety bond, according to a court official, and is expected to return to court on Sept. 23 for a preliminary examination for the Fruitport Township case. That court hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to send Mason on to circuit court.
The call about the Fruitport case came in around 8:05 p.m. after a customer witnessed Mason leaving the parking lot area on the motorized wheelchair.
Mason told police that she was waiting for a ride and decided to take the super slow motor scooter because she “didn’t feel like walking.”
Photo: Muskegon County Jail