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997034 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2009-04-30 23:34:06.0 UTC 2009-04-30T19:34:06.000-04:00 getaway-in-motorized-wal-mart-shopping-cart-foiled-by-hernando-deputy Published 2009-04-30 23:34:06.0 UTC 2009-04-30T19:34:06.000-04:00 news/publicsafety/crime DTI 50474081 SPRING HILL — It was a getaway that didn't get very far. When a Hernando County sheriff's deputy spotted Jeremiah Reardon at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Reardon was cruising south on Mariner Boulevard. The chase didn't last very long, and was definitely of the slow-speed variety. Reardon was piloting a motorized shopping cart that he allegedly stole from a Wal-Mart, according to a police report. He was waving a small flashlight in the darkness both as a headlight and as a way to flag down a passing motorist so he could ask for a lift in a somewhat faster vehicle. The only ride Reardon, 27, was able to snare was to the Hernando County Jail in the back of a police cruiser. An employee of the Wal-Mart on Cortez Boulevard told deputies she saw Reardon drive the cart off of the store's property from a rear entrance and head toward Mariner Boulevard, a short distance away. Two store employees ran after him and tried to detain him until deputies arrived. Reardon told deputies he took the $2,500 shopping cart only because he had a broken leg and couldn't get a ride to his home on Santee Street in Spring Hill. A search of Reardon yielded a dozen methadone tablets in a small canister. Deputies said the pills had been prescribed to Reardon's mother. Reardon faces charges of grand theft, possession of a controlled substance, and probation violations. He remains in the Hernando County Jail without bond. Logan Neill can be reached at lneill@sptimes.com or 848-1435. By Logan Neill, Times Staff Writer News,Public Safety,Crime,Hernando Getaway in motorized Wal-Mart shopping cart foiled by Hernando deputy LNEILLN HER Hernando djj61c4qkz3s djj61 Deputy foils getaway in motorized cart Spring Hill 3 herchase050109.her Deputy foils getaway in motorized cart 2009-05-01 04:00:00.0 UTC 2009-05-01T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2009/04/30/50474081-getaway-in-motorized-wal-mart-shopping-cart-foiled-by-hernando-deputy StaffArticle news,public safetyPublic Safetynews,public safety,crimeCrimeSPRING HILL — It was a getaway that didn't get very far.News,Public Safety,Crime,HernandoNews,Public Safety,Crime,Hernando<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">LOGAN NEILL</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2261463 2016-01-15 14:42:07.0 UTC 7 Months Ago wal-mart-to-shutter-269-stores-154-of-them-in-the-us news/business/retail Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the U.S. StaffArticle 2288696 2016-08-08 23:33:55.0 UTC 3 Weeks Ago wal-mart-buys-online-retailer-newcomer-jetcom-in-33-billion-deal news/business/retail Wal-Mart buys online retailer newcomer Jet.com in $3.3 billion deal StaffArticle 2265758 2016-02-17 20:36:17.0 UTC 6 Months Ago hernando-deputy-injured-by-dui-driver news/publicsafety/accidents Hernando deputy injured by DUI driver StaffArticle <p>SPRING HILL — It was a getaway that didn't get very far.</p> <p>When a Hernando County sheriff's deputy spotted Jeremiah Reardon at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Reardon was cruising south on Mariner Boulevard.</p> <p>The chase didn't last very long, and was definitely of the slow-speed variety.</p> <p>Reardon was piloting a motorized shopping cart that he allegedly stole from a Wal-Mart, according to a police report. He was waving a small flashlight in the darkness both as a headlight and as a way to flag down a passing motorist so he could ask for a lift in a somewhat faster vehicle.</p> <p>The only ride Reardon, 27, was able to snare was to the Hernando County Jail in the back of a police cruiser.</p> <p> An employee of the Wal-Mart on Cortez Boulevard told deputies she saw Reardon drive the cart off of the store's property from a rear entrance and head toward Mariner Boulevard, a short distance away. Two store employees ran after him and tried to detain him until deputies arrived.</p> <p>Reardon told deputies he took the $2,500 shopping cart only because he had a broken leg and couldn't get a ride to his home on Santee Street in Spring Hill.</p> <p>A search of Reardon yielded a dozen methadone tablets in a small canister. Deputies said the pills had been prescribed to Reardon's mother.</p> <p>Reardon faces charges of grand theft, possession of a controlled substance, and probation violations. He remains in the Hernando County Jail without bond.</p> <p><i>Logan Neill can be reached at lneill@sptimes.com or 848-1435.</i></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:42:36