A 350-pound Florida man ran from a Walmart with two stolen TVs, but his getaway was compromised when his pants, containing his ID, fell off, according to police. He escaped, but was apprehended a few days later and at the time of his arrest had a crack pipe inside his backside.
According to court complaints, Columbus Henderson, 45, fled from a Walmart Supercenter in Fort Lauderdale on September 26 with a pair of 40-inch Hisense televisions. Henderson bolted with the merchandise after he allowed a cashier to scan the $298 items.
As he ran through the parking lot, his pants “fell off as he ran away,” according to Officer Scott Brandow. It appears that after Henderson’s pants fell to his ankles, he proceeded to run right out of the garment.
Police later determined that Henderson’s abandoned pants contained the suspect’s “medical identification.” Investigators added, “The entire incident was captured on video.”
It took police about a week to catch up with Henderson, who was arrested early on Tuesday morning for grand theft, a felony.
Upon arrival at the Pinellas County jail, Henderson informed officers that he had a crack pipe concealed in his anus.
“When officers removed him from the vehicle, the defendant had removed the crack pipe from his anus and dropped it on the ground,” a patrolman reported.
The glass pipe was recovered by officers who reported that it was “stuffed” with steel wool and had burn marks on one end (Henderson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia).
Locked up in lieu of $2,150 bond, Henderson has previously been arrested for aggravated battery, robbery, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving without a licence.