PORT ST. LUCIE (CBSMiami/AP) — A man faces grand theft and burglary charges after he reportedly tried to steal a chainsaw from a Port St. Lucie store by sticking it down his pants.
Surveillance video from Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment on October 28th shows Anthony Ballard, 27, putting the tool worth more than $600 down his pants. Store employees told investigators 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.
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