PHOENIX,AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- In many cities if you drive around you will see shopping carts littered throughout the landscape.

What you may not know is that if you remove a shopping cart from a shopping center you could be in fact breaking state law.

Many cities have strict rules related to shopping carts, and while a lot of companies hire people to retrieve the carts, many are still around, often miles from the actual store.

Important to note the cost of lost shopping carts are often made up by increasing the cost of groceries.

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Yeah, well, when you don't have a car or money for a taxi from the grocery store, what are you supposed to do? What about homeless people?


sfr8 that is no excuse to be a thief. Those carts are not cheap.


(playing world's tiniest violin for huge corporations like Walmart that have to pay for more carts)


Yeah, how will the Democrats get their EBT groceries back to their Govt housing?


Fry's at Main and Greenfield have carts that lock their wheels if you get too far from the store. Guess who was taking most of the carts? People living in a retirement complex across the street. When I was working for Walmart one of the new guys almost got fired because he saw some Walmart carts along the street and brought them to the store. He was almost fired because Walmart has a strict policy of not doing any work for the store unless you are being paid.


Walmart is a gross place with gross people and a disgusting culture. You'd have to be a mas0chist to work there.

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