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The skinny: Ride on stolen shopping scooter leads to jail

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What a steal

Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

An Albuquerque, N.M., man is facing charges after he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer. Court papers say 18-year-old Michael Johnson rode the electric scooter to make his scheduled visit this week. When the probation officer asked Johnson where he got the cart, Johnson admitted taking it from an Albuquerque Walmart, court documents say. Johnson was arrested and charged with larceny and receiving stolen property. He also violated his probation with his arrest and was ordered held on $500 bail.

Overdrive

Police get their man by accident

A man wanted on outstanding warrants bumped into a detective in Spokane, Wash. After the man's car rear-ended the detective's car Tuesday, police discovered the man had outstanding arrest warrants related to driving and domestic violence and arrested him. The detective was treated for minor injuries.

Canine connections

Where 'Love me, love my dog' rules

A passion for pets could help you find more than just puppy love. Online sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do. Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry. "Dogs on first dates are amazing icebreakers," said Kris Rotonda, who started the YouMustLoveDogsDating site last year that now has 2 million members. "You find out right off the bat how everyone in a relationship will fit in."

Just Ducky

Huge rubber duck makes splash in LA

The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck floated into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. It will remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman debuted the duck in 2007 and versions of it have been seen in places around the world including China, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Compiled from Times wires and other sources.

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