Florida Cops Hunt Thief Who Stole TV From Target, Made Getaway On Skateboard

Police are hunting for a thief who made his getaway on a skateboard after stealing a flat-screen TV from a Target store in Florida.

The suspect arrived at the business minutes before its 11 PM closing Wednesday and snatched the 32” television. He then tucked the TV--which costs about $350--under his arm and skated toward the exit of the Target store in the Clearwater Mall.

The skateboarder’s first attempt to flee the store was thwarted by a set of locked doors. As he headed for another exit, the man allegedly flashed a knife when confronted by store personnel.

As seen above on Target’s surveillance footage, the thief rolled away from the store while a security guard chased after him on foot.

Police described the skateboarder as a “white male in his 20s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing dark jeans, a black hoodie and green Nike shoes.” They additionally noted that his “getaway vehicle was brown in color and had orange-yellow wheels.”