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Arkansas driver cited after SUV bumps Wal-Mart shopping cart with child inside, police say

By Rachel Herzog

This article was originally published November 14, 2017 at 4:11 p.m. Updated November 15, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.


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An 86-year-old Arkansas man was cited Monday after telling an officer he didn't see anything wrong with using his vehicle to bump into a shopping cart an infant may have been riding in, according to a police report.

Officers responded to a Wal-Mart at 1815 E. Highland Drive in Jonesboro shortly before 2 p.m., the report stated. There, a 21-year-old mother said an SUV had begun to pull into a parking space nearby and bumped the shopping cart her infant was riding in.

The woman said she asked the vehicle's driver, 86-year-old Robert Guelle, to stay outside while she called police, but he went into the store instead, according to police.

Officers observed that Guelle's vehicle was over the yellow line marking his parking space. When he exited the store, Guelle reportedly told authorities that cart had been in the way when he tried to pull into a space, prompting him to honk and motion for the woman to move, but the 21-year-old, who was on the phone, refused.

The 86-year-old said his SUV bumped into the cart, even though he saw that there was a child seat attached to it, according to the report. He told police he didn't know if there was a child in the seat and didn't see the problem with bumping the cart.

Guelle has been cited for endangering the welfare of a minor and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... November 14, 2017 at 4:31 p.m.

lady put your darn phone down and get your head out of your butt and take care of your child so cranky old men won't try to shove your cart out of their way.did you not see the old coot trying to park ? did you not think it might be a good idea to put your darn phone down a pick up your child. good grief. are you not aware of the crazy people in the world ? hope the man is sentenced to anger management.AND MOTHER WHY DIDN'T YOU HAVE BOTH HANDS ON THE CART ? have you never seen a cart rolling across the parking lot? what a whole bunch of fools!

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TravisBickle says... November 14, 2017 at 9:48 p.m.

Don't mess with an old buzzard, their patience is thin.

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BEARTRAP919 says... November 15, 2017 at 7:18 p.m.

What a Screwed up world we are living in Now, It is all about ME ME AND ME SOME MORE. This Mother Needs her Butt Tanned, and the Old Codger Needs to be Left alone, Is there not enough Trouble in the World already?? Are we so Important we can't be bothered to move a Cart because the Phone call is so Important, Ignorance is wide spread, then the COPS ARE CALLED, jesus

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