WEIRD NEWS
11/12/2014 11:58 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: Accused Shoplifter Stuffs Chainsaw Down Shorts

Is that a chainsaw in your shorts or are you just excited for some Weird News?

A Florida man is accused of shoplifting a chainsaw by stuffing the heavy machinery down his shorts and under his T-shirt, the TC Palm reports.

Footage of the incident posted by the newspaper to YouTube, shows the suspect, 28-year-old Anthony Ballard, as he appears to steal the chainsaw from Treasure Coast Lawn in Port St. Lucie. Ballard reportedly asked for change before attempting to conceal the tool.

The Palm Beach Post reports:

Ballard fled on a bicycle (which police later found was also stolen) before ditching the chainsaw in a vacant lot. A police search for him was unsuccessful, but a Treasure Coast Lawn employee found him and held him until police arrived.

Ballard was arrested and transported to the St. Lucie County Jail, according to WPTV. He was charged with grand theft.

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Anthony Ballard

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