FALL RIVER — Would you mind not stealing our shopping carts?
That’s the sentiment of some local businesses.
Studies have shown that pilfering those wheeled carts — and purposefully pushing a shopping cart off the premises of a business technically constitutes a theft — costs businesses across the country millions of dollars each year.
In Fall River there’s even a local ordinance that exclusively pertains to the taking and abandonment of shopping carts.
Environment Article III of Chapter 26 — which is intended to eliminate a public nuisance and potential health and safety hazards — makes the shopping