CRIME
11/11/2011 03:39 pm ET Updated Jan 11, 2012

Victim Tries To Help Suspect Steal His Own TV: Wilmington Police Arrest Gary Hairston (VIDEO)

A Delaware man nearly became an unknowing accomplice in a crime against himself on Wednesday when he offered to assist a stranger lugging a TV down the street.

Little did this man realize, it was his own TV.

The resident, who remained nameless in reports, had just left work to return home for lunch when he noticed Gary Hairston carrying the large television.

Figuring he'd lend a hand, the resident asked if Hairston would appreciate some help with the heavy lifting, CBS Philly reports.

When Hairston declined, the resident noticed something peculiar -- his door was open and his wasn't where it was supposed to be.

The resident quickly called police while simultaneously chasing Hairston, who jumped into a getaway car driven by 28 year-old Andrea Johnson, according to the Delaware News Journal.

The cops eventually tasered Hairston, who allegedly ran off when police caught up with the vehicle.

Police charged Hairston, who was wanted on several unrelated warrants, with burglary, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy, criminal impersonation, and resisting arrest.

Johnson is charged with conspiracy.

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