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POLICE: Louisville man stole motorized grocery cart from Kroger

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Anthony S. Wedding (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Anthony S. Wedding (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stole a motorized grocery cart from Kroger and tried to drive it home.

According to an arrest report, an officer saw 19-year-old Anthony S. Wedding driving the grocery cart on the sidewalk near the corner of New Cut Rd. and 3rd St. Rd., just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the officer stopped Wedding to talk to him, and Wedding allegedly told the officer that the nearby Kroger said he could drive the motorized cart home.

The officer contacted representatives of Kroger, who denied giving Wedding permission to take the cart and accused him of stealing it, according to the arrest report.

The cart was worth more than $500, police say.

Wedding allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and slow speech. Police say he admitted to drinking half a pint of alcohol earlier in the day.

The motorized cart was returned to Kroger.

Wedding was charged with theft by unlawful taking, alcohol intoxication in a public place and giving an officer a false name or address, according to the arrest report.

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