Shopping Cart Series: One Last Glance At (Jail) Break Of Dawn


Last week, we told you that management at the Super Stop & Shop supermarket is asking shoppers to let them know if they’ve seen shopping carts that have been removed from their lot and left around the neighborhood.

It seems that the APB sign was the final straw for this cart, because one early morning before the store had opened, this shopping cart was seen running away. It was fast-creeping backward, keeping eyes out for early bird workers who are now on high alert for jail breaks and trying to avoid a bullet in .

You could almost hear the panic in the heavy breathing of this escapee, as he backs away from the supermarket prison he’s called home all the years of his life. So engrossed on chasing freedom without a bullet in his back – while making sure that no one was on his trail – he didn’t notice that he was being photographed. The dawn light of what normally would have been a slow, summer shopping day was just bright enough to avoid a camera flash. When security realizes there’s been an escape, the search will be on.

As he turned around and entered the crosswalk rolling like he never rolled before, he looked up at the dawn sky and started singing the 1976 AC/DC (or was it Thin Lizzy?) song, Jailbreak:

Gonna make a jailbreak
And I’m lookin’ towards the sky
I’m gonna make a jailbreak
Oh, how I wish that I could fly
All in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
Got to be free
Jailbreak, let me out of here

When security realizes there’s been an escape, the search will be on. In the meantime, this cart’s rolling toward freedom!

(Lyrics courtesy of