An off-duty officer working security at the Walmart in South Euclid, Ohio noticed the man enter the store riding on the cart which is usually reserved for customers who need assistance walking.
A short time later, the man rolled out of the front entrance and set off the alarm. The officer began asking the man if he had any unpaid merchandise.
That's when the man jumped out of the cart and high-tailed it out into the parking lot.
"We are so lucky to be police officers because every now and then we get the opportunity to witness miracles and this morning was one of those rare occasions," the South Euclid Police Department posted on its Facebook page.
The officer managed to chase down the suspect and arrest him for shoplifting. He had tried to steal $114 worth of condoms, toothpaste and deodorant.