Two 13-year-old Peachtree City males are in hot water after being charged with felony theft by taking for stealing and destroying an electric mobility shopping cart from a grocery store on the city’s south side.
The incident began at approximately 12:43 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Publix store on Ga. Highway 74 South.
Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said the two 13-year-old males stole one of the store’s electric mobility shopping carts.
Initially reported by a neighbor who saw the boys on a golf cart carrying the store’s electric mobility shopping cart, the officer investigating the incident found the shopping cart smashed and destroyed in someone else’s yard, Hyatt said.
The boys admitted playing with shopping carts at the store, and being confronted by the manager, Hyatt said, adding that they subsequently stole the electric shopping cart and drove off with it on the back of the golf cart.
The two boys after the investigation were released to their parents, police reports said.
Along with the charge of felony theft by taking, Hyatt said other charges against the two are pending.
Though Sept. 21 was a school day, one of the boys was on school suspension and the other missed the school bus and went to his friend’s house rather than going to school, Hyatt noted.