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Man steals chainsaw by stuffing it in shorts

February 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Police say a Chickasha, Okla., man tried to steal a chainsaw from a store by stuffing it in the front of his shorts.

Two employees saw that he was walking a little strange.

At first, they thought he was handicapped but then realized what was going on.

"It was pretty obvious," said one employee. "Imagine it in the front of your pants."

The employees tried to chase the man down.

He ditched the chainsaw and took off running, first up a tree, then into someone's house before he was eventually caught after diving into a creek.

Police say he appeared to be intoxicated.