Mac & Mike's Pick: Dumb Criminals

By WEEK Reporter

February 22, 2011 Updated Feb 22, 2011 at 11:43 PM CDT

Tonight, why this young man is high on our list of dumb criminals?
Tonight's installment of the dumb thief collection merits special notice. Not only for the audacity, or dumbness of the act, but for the sheer bulk of the stolen item.

In Chickasha, Oklahoma the employees of the Ross Seed Company saw one of their customers limping. They thought he might be handicapped, then they noticed something odd.

"I seen the bar between his legs. It was pretty obvious. Imagine it in the front of your pants." said one employee.

Turns out, the customer had stuffed a chainsaw down his shorts trying to steal it. When the man left the store, employees gave chase. The chainsaw was ditched, and the would be thief climbed a tree, then ran into a house. The owner threw him out.

The employees continued chasing him to an almost dry creek, where the man jumped in head first.

"And we see his head, just only his head visible, sticking out of the water. First time I ever seen a chainsaw go down anybody's britches'."

21-year-old Anthony Black was arrested for shoplifting after he was pulled from the creek.

"And so ends the story of the chainsaw bandit"