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Woman charged after stealing electric shopping cart for a joyride


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A woman recently released from State Prison for a previous felony is facing new charges after a half mile ride on an electric shopping cart.

Schenectady Police say they arrested 53-year-old Gwendolyn Andujar and charged her with one count each of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th-degree and Grand Larceny 4th-degree, both felonies.

According to authorities Andujar was spotted by an officer driving the $2,800 cart for several blocks from a Price Chopper early Thursday morning.  The supermarket was contacted and reported the cart stolen to police.

Andujar was driving down McLellan Street before being arrested at Union Street and Ardsley Road.  She was taken into custody without incident. However, police say she did not say why she stole the cart.

The Schenectady woman was released from State Prison in August after serving 8 years for Manslaughter.

Andujar was arraigned and held without bail in Schenectady County Jail on Thursday.

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