Supermarket Employee Saves Baby In Runaway Shopping Cart

Not all superheroes wear capes- because most people who do good deeds are capable of courageous behavior.

A supermarket employee in Illinois was called a ‘hero’ after he saved the life of a baby strapped into a runaway shopping cart.


Ben Mazur, a courtesy clerk at a Schnucks supermarket in Alton, was busy at the shopping carts area on March 17 when he heard a car horn “repeatedly and frantically honking,”

He shared about it on Facebook, “As it turns out, the owner of the car was trying to get someone’s attention because there was a runaway cart rolling down the store’s parking lot,” according to the supermarket chain.

What he saw frightened him because Mazur noticed that there was a baby strapped into the child seat in the cart. “The mom was putting her other kids in the car and they were honking the horn to get her attention,” Mazur said.

He left what he was doing and bolted across the lot to stop the cart before it slammed into a stop sign, the outlet reported. “I stopped what I was doing and saved the baby,” Mazur said. The management and clientele of Schnucks are praising Mazur’s heroic actions.

“We have a slanted parking lot and carts can get rolling fast,” said Alton Co-Manager Tom Moore on Facebook. “Quick thinking on Ben’s part saved the baby. Congrats, Ben, you’re a hero!”

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A Shnucks rep conformed that Mazur was rewarded by the management of the Alton location. “We are very proud of Ben for coming to the rescue!” a spokesperson for Schnucks said. “One of Schnucks’ core values is to ‘execute to win,’ and without hesitation, that is exactly what Ben did to save the baby. He was truly the hero of the day.”


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