DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police say two South Florida men stole a flat-screen television from a South Florida Walmart store and dropped it as they fled on a motorized scooter.
Davie police said on Twitter that 36-year-old Michael Patrick Flanagan was arrested Wednesday.
Video surveillance showed a man taking the 43-inch Vizio flat screen television valued at $348 on Dec. 16. In a tweet, the agency said the "clumsy" pair almost crashed as they made their getaway. They left the TV on the ground.
Flanagan's image was captured on the video.
He told police the second man is named "Sharky." The search continues for him.
Flanagan faces a grand theft charge. A lawyer wasn't listed on court records.
An investigation continues.
After posting the video of the duo stealing a TV from Walmart on a scooter we received an anonymous tip. Michael Patrick Flanagan was arrested last night. Thank you to everyone that called the #DaviePolice and @crimestoppers2 pic.twitter.com/GCijpZPFn0
— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) December 27, 2018
These #clumsy thieves stole a 43" Vizio TV from a #Davie @Walmart on Dec 16th and fled on a scooter. They didn't plan their getaway to well and almost crashed! If you recognize them, give us a call 954-693-8200 or @crimestoppers2 954-493-TIPS. #clumsythief #DaviePolice pic.twitter.com/Z1umFsMZjF
— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) December 26, 2018