(Photo by Stefanee Rivera)

Alert: We’re taking a break from our regular Shopping Cart Series to bring you this important message: An APB has been issued for all missing shopping carts.

Sheepshead Bay resident, Stefanee Rivera,  sent us this photograph of a sign posted at the Avenue Y Super Stop and Shop store.

The sign is a simple request for shoppers to be on the alert for stray shopping carts belonging to the store.

Photographer, Lisanne Anderson, also posted her signature-style picture of a similar sign on Flickr, with a note implying that the store’s request for people to be on the lookout for stray carts might be possibly due to our Shopping Cart Series.

One store supervisor we spoke with told us that he doesn’t read our blog. So, this sign might have been generated by another member of management simply based on the number of missing shopping carts.

While, we are more than willing to offer up any information about missing, misled, lost, indentured, enslaved, kidnapped (and possibly drugged) shopping carts around our neighborhood — we’re sure not feeling responsible for making Super Stop and Shop feel responsible. It’s more than likely that there really is a problem with our streets being littered with carts that ought to be safe at home, instead.

(Photo by Stefanee Rivera)

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  • Wendy M.

    A couple of times a week, there is a dark green work van that parks in front of Canda Avenue/roll and roaster and 3 mexicans jump out of it, go to the back and pull out shopping carts from Stop & Shop, babies are us – and then walk up Emmons Avenue, just to chain the carts to a tree in front of the Best Western Hotel. This happens at about 6:30 am and they are gone by the time I get hone (Around 6:00 pm). The days of the week vary, so I cannot tell you exactly when they will be there again

  • Wendy M.

    A couple of times a week, there is a dark green work van that parks in front of Canda Avenue/roll and roaster and 3 mexicans jump out of it, go to the back and pull out shopping carts from Stop & Shop, babies are us – and then walk up Emmons Avenue, just to chain the carts to a tree in front of the Best Western Hotel. This happens at about 6:30 am and they are gone by the time I get hone (Around 6:00 pm). The days of the week vary, so I cannot tell you exactly when they will be there again

  • Ray Johnson

    Wow, I wonder that’s all about.

  • Ray Johnson

    Wow, I wonder that’s all about.

  • http://www.myspace.com/jasonandelysa jayhoc

    Anyone check Waulbaums® on Ocean Ave? :0P

  • http://www.myspace.com/jasonandelysa jayhoc

    Anyone check Waulbaums® on Ocean Ave? :0P

  • http://sanzay-humor.blogspot.com/ Alex

    I had two shopping carts deposited on my back street a month ago. Brand less one silently disappeared by itself and another “Pathmark”-branded was reported to the store manager @ Cropsey Ave location. After few calls we agreed that I will place it in front of my lobby and staff will pick it up. It hung there for a day or two and then silently disappeared, hopefully taken home by Pathmark crew.

  • http://sanzay-humor.blogspot.com Alex

    I had two shopping carts deposited on my back street a month ago. Brand less one silently disappeared by itself and another “Pathmark”-branded was reported to the store manager @ Cropsey Ave location. After few calls we agreed that I will place it in front of my lobby and staff will pick it up. It hung there for a day or two and then silently disappeared, hopefully taken home by Pathmark crew.

  • Ray Johnson

    Alex, next time let us know or send a pic. Poor carts want to be identified.

  • Ray Johnson

    Alex, next time let us know or send a pic. Poor carts want to be identified.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    As the parents of some of these carts Stop and Shop has a responsibility to ensure their well being. It’s a well known fact that carts need their sleep just like the rest of us. That is the real reason why Stop and Shop cut back their hours, apparently they got into trouble with the cart welfare people. Still some of their carts have been seen hanging out late at night in seedy places. It’s about time that they started showing some responsibility regarding their lost kids .

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    As the parents of some of these carts Stop and Shop has a responsibility to ensure their well being. It’s a well known fact that carts need their sleep just like the rest of us. That is the real reason why Stop and Shop cut back their hours, apparently they got into trouble with the cart welfare people. Still some of their carts have been seen hanging out late at night in seedy places. It’s about time that they started showing some responsibility regarding their lost kids .

  • Anthony

    There’s no doubt that these orphaned carts are being used for some type of illicit activity. Often times, they are whisked away at such a young age that they don’t understand what they are getting into. Shopping carts don’t generally mature until their 5th year in the store when they’ve pretty much seen every possible kind of customer there is. Taken away before that point leaves the carts very naive and innocent in a rough city. They are totally unprepared to deal with the hooligans that use them to cart around cases of crappy cheap beer before abandoning them in the street to deteriorate. It breaks my heart to even think about it….

  • Anthony

    There’s no doubt that these orphaned carts are being used for some type of illicit activity. Often times, they are whisked away at such a young age that they don’t understand what they are getting into. Shopping carts don’t generally mature until their 5th year in the store when they’ve pretty much seen every possible kind of customer there is. Taken away before that point leaves the carts very naive and innocent in a rough city. They are totally unprepared to deal with the hooligans that use them to cart around cases of crappy cheap beer before abandoning them in the street to deteriorate. It breaks my heart to even think about it….

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  • Ron_k

    Get a life