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Supermarket worker rescues baby from runaway shopping cart

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ALTON, Ill. (KTVI) – An Illinois supermarket worker was in the right place at the right time when he rescued a baby from a runaway shopping cart.

Schnucks courtesy clerk Ben Mazur was on duty on March 17 when he realized something was wrong.

“I saw this big shopping cart rolling around in the parking lot,” Mazur said.

The cart and child were heading straight for a stop sign, so he sprinted into the parking lot and grabbed it.

“I stopped what I was doing and saved the baby,” he said. The child was not injured.

Mazur said the mother was tending to her other children when the cart started rolling.

“The mother would put her other children in the car and they would honk their horns to get her attention,” he said.

Mazur was praised by his colleagues at the store. “My cashier said… ‘Good job saving the baby!’ Mazur said.

Schnucks Alton co-manager Tom Moore said the store has sloped parking and carts roll quickly. He praises Mazur for his heroic actions.

“Quick thinking on Ben’s part saved the baby. Congratulations Ben, you’re a hero!”⁣ Moore said.

Mazur has a message for parents: “Put your kids in the car first, then unload your groceries.”