Yesterday morning, a man was arrested for stealing a handicapped electric scooter from a Gastonia area Wal-Mart.
24-year-old Nicholas Ryan Crockett was detained by Walmart Loss Prevention associates after employees witnessed him fleeing the store on E. Franklin Blvd. in the motorized cart at around 1:30am on Saturday morning.
Police later arrived and arrested him for shoplifting.
Crockett was taken to the Gaston County Jail and charged with a larceny misdemeanor and given a $1,000 bond.