A chainsaw is difficult to sneak off with in broad daylight. And even more so when your master plan is to stuff it down your pants. 

Surveillance footage from a lawn equipment store in Port St. Lucie, Florida, caught this whole bizarre incident, which occurred Oct. 28. 

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Police tell Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers 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.

Watch the surveillance footage below: