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Florida Man Arrested For Stuffing Chainsaw Down His Pants

Via New Port Patch reports:

A Florida man’s shoplifting stunt caught on surveillance camera proves once and for all it’s possible to stuff a chainsaw down pants and ride away on a bicycle without harming the family jewels.

The incident in question unfolded before the video cameras at Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment in Port St. Lucie Oct. 28. The daring shoplifter is seen on video stuffing the ill-gotten goods down the front of his shorts and covering up his stash with his shirt.

The man then waltzed out of the store, got on a bicycle and rode away.

Store employees, however, chased the shoplifter down, causing him to drop the saw in a wooded area so he could make a cleaner getaway, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

That clean getaway, however, wasn’t meant to be.

Port St. Lucie Police caught up with the man about 30 minutes later when he attempted to return it to the store after having a change of heart, TC Palm reported.

Anthony Ballard, 27, now faces grand theft and burglary of a structure charges, according to St. Lucie County jail records. He’s also on hold for Martin County in relation to a dealing in property charge. His overall bond was set at $28,750. As of Tuesday, he was still being held in the St. Lucie County Jail.

Both papers report that Ballard was uninjured during the unusual shoplifting stunt.





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