Remember the old days when you didn’t need to scrounge up some change to get a shopping cart at a grocery store?
Yeah, probably not because it was a long, long, long time ago.
We live in darker times now – thieves will steal anything that isn’t nailed down.
So stores either require a deposit of change or they have invested in technology that won’t allow the shopping cart to go past a certain point without the wheels locking.
And yet, thieves will still manage to steal shopping carts. There’s been a couple out on Gaglardi Way for months now.
This week, I spotted a whole bunch of them all grouped together and dumped at the side of the road on Lougheed Highway, just east of Gaglardi Way. There were a few others just a few feet away with their links all bent.
They were from the Lougheed Town Centre Walmart and chained together. I’m imagining the thief thought they had a big score. They were going to walked them to some place private and then try and pry open the links to grab the change.
But, someone along the way, the thief gave up and just dumped them. I’m not surprised – it was a long way to push those carts.
Burnaby has some real criminal masterminds at work here. Imagine if they put this much effort into an actual paying job, they might get somewhere in life.
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