PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.— Police say a Florida man stole a chain saw by sticking it down his pants.
Surveillance video from Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment in Port St. Lucie shows the man putting the tool worth more than $600 down his pants on Oct. 28.
Police tell Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers that Anthony Ballard had come in asking for $1 worth of change.
Police say employees chased Ballard, who ditched the tool in a wooded lot. The employees called 911 when they saw Ballard return to look for it.
Ballard told police he stole the tool but had a change of heart and wanted to return it.
He was held Thursday on grand theft and burglary charges. Bond was set at $28,750. Jail records didn’t show whether he had an attorney.