Quick Answer: Can You Steal Shopping Carts?

It is also illegal to possess a shopping cart that has been taken off the premises with permission, even if you are not the person who took it.

Stealing a shopping cart would also likely be considered theft, and possessing a shopping cart that is known to be stolen could be considered receiving stolen property.

Shopping Cart Theft (CA Business and Professions Code 22435, et seq) I find this interesting because California law makes removal of a shopping cart in this way from the premises of the store a misdemeanor. Specifically, it’s California Business and Professions Code sections 22435 and 22435.1 through 22435.8.

Is it illegal to steal carts?

Theft of a shopping cart is only a misdemeanor. You can get a ticket for it, but nobody at the cop shop remembers anybody doing hard time.

Do shopping carts have trackers?

Grocery Retailers Test RFID-enabled Shopping Carts. Oct 11, 2006—Systems integrator Intelligentz is testing an RFID-based tracking system that would allow stores and shopping cart management companies to trace the movement of grocery shopping carts both inside the store, as well as in the parking lot and beyond.

How many shopping carts are stolen each year?

2 million shopping carts

Why dont people return their shopping carts?

In the instances where there is no rental system, people may leave their carts stranded for some of the following reasons: The receptacle is too far from where they’ve parked their car. They have a child whom they do not want to leave unattended. They’re leaving the carts for someone else to easily pick up and use.

Is it illegal to steal shopping carts?

It is also illegal to possess a shopping cart that has been taken off the premises with permission, even if you are not the person who took it. Stealing a shopping cart would also likely be considered theft, and possessing a shopping cart that is known to be stolen could be considered receiving stolen property.