It seems the shopping cart had been hoisted to the top of the flag pole overnight. When the employee went out to raise the flag in the morning, she untied the rope without checking to make sure there was nothing on it.
She's in the hospital with a broken neck and serious head injuries.
This prank took place in the 300 block of Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, CA.
Anyone with more information about the case was asked to call detectives at (626) 744-4522.