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Slow-Motion Police Chase in Alaska

When you hear about a police chase it’s often at a very high rate of speed, but Fairbanks, Alaska Police engaged in a slow-motion chase with a 32-year-old man who allegedly was attempting to steal a rideable, motorized shopping cart from Safeway on Tuesday, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

It wasn’t much of a chase, since the “Mart Cart” has a maximum speed of 1.9 mph, according to the owner’s manual.  Store surveillance footage shows Rondell Tony Chinuhuk driving the cart out of the store. Police didn’t arrive until 10 minutes later. By that time the Anchorage resident was just clearing the end of the Safeway parking lot.

The “Mart Cart” has a chair with a shopping basket mounted in front of the handlebars, is battery-operated and valued at $2,500. Chinuhuk was charged with felony second-degree theft.

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