Target Thief's Getaway Vehicle: Skateboard

Video shows him making off with a TV in Florida
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2014 8:28 AM CST

It's another headline-grabbing theft at Target, but this one is decidedly more low-tech. Someone in Clearwater, Florida, used a skateboard to make his great escape after stealing a TV, reports the Tampa Bay Tribune. In fact, surveillance video shows him skateboarding inside the store with the 32-inch flat-screen. One part that's not so funny: He pulled a utility knife on a store employee who confronted him near an exit, reports MyFox Tampa.

"He gets bonus points for being creative, but he stole a TV and put people's lives at risk with a knife and we're going to get him," says a police detective. The man entered the store just before closing, skateboard in hand. After talking to an employee about cell phone cases, he moves to the TV section, grabs his set, and skates off. He was last seen skateboarding east on a major boulevard. (Click to read about just how innovative that other Target theft was.)

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