SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCMH) – It was an unusual pursuit in California when officers stopped a teen riding a scooter he took from Walmart.
The 17-year-old said he was riding home and his mother worked at the store. He said he expected his mother to just load the scooter onto her car and return it the next day, WCIV reported.
Officers told him the scooter is worth more than two thousand dollars, and he actually committed grand larceny, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
During the conversation, the teen even asked officers for a ride home. Instead, police made him drive the scooter to a nearby truck stop and wait for Walmart representatives to arrive.
Police provided a low-speed escort.
The store declined to press charges.
Officers did have a little fun with the incident, joking it was a perfect time to play the ‘Bad Boys’ song.