Sunday, March 25, 2012

Abandoned Shopping Carts

If you've ever wondered if there was a phone number you can call to report an abandoned shopping cart you've noticed sitting outside the retailer's property, you can stop wondering. I've taken it upon myself to collect the contact information of various retail outlets in Honolulu to make it easier for you to call a store and tell them where their stolen carts are located.

Living in Hawaii is expensive enough without stores having to pass the cost of lost shopping carts on to their customers.

When you call, please be as specific as possible when you tell them where their carts are located. A street address, a nearby business, etc any information that helps them know the exact location of their cart will help them retrieve their carts as soon as they are able to send some one.

This is a work in-progress, so I will add more numbers and weblinks as they become known to me.

I feel obligated to mention that if you are in possession of a shopping cart - either you found it or you just took it home and decided to keep it - you are in possession of stolen property and that is a felony. Depending on the value of the shopping cart, it could be a charge of Petty Theft in the second or third degree. I've never heard of anyone being charged for having a stolen shopping cart, but I don't think you want to be the one they decide to prosecute in order to discourage the next guy from doing it. You never know when these guys might decide to "get tough on crime" by starting with you or some one you know.

If you find a shopping cart but cannot determine which store it came from, you can report it as Abandoned Property by calling 586-1589.

If you see shopping carts in a homeless campsite, call the City Department of Housing at 768-4687.

Report Abandoned Shopping Carts
StorePhone #Toll-free #Weblink/Email address
Food Pantry808-735-7246 866-390-2278link
Foodland808-735-7246 866-390-2278 link
Don Quijote808-973-4800
extension 0
Long's Drugs
800-746-7287 link
Marukai 808-593-9888

Safeway 808-524-4554 
ext 0 
Sam's Club 808-945-9841

Sack 'N Save 808-735-7246 866-390-2278 link
Home Depot808-521-7355
extension 0
Times Supermarket 808-831-0811
Walmart 808-955-8441
ext 0
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