Police: Chain saw stolen in Florida thief's pants

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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:19 AM

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1oQvRTi ) 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.