North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 14. Criminal Law § 14-72.3. Removal of shopping cart from shopping premises

(a) As used in this section:

(1) “Shopping cart” means the type of push cart commonly provided by grocery stores, drugstores, and other retail stores for customers to transport commodities within the store and from the store to their motor vehicles outside the store.

(2) “Premises” includes the motor vehicle parking area set aside for customers of the store.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to remove a shopping cart from the premises of a store without the consent, given at the time of the removal, of the store owner, manager, agent or employee.

(c) Violation of this section is a Class 3 misdemeanor.

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