Video Captures Man Stealing Crossbow by Putting It Down His Pants: Police

A new surveillance video captured a man allegedly stealing a crossbow from a hardware store by stuffing it down his pants.

The video, which was posted to Facebook by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, captured the incident that occurred on Sunday, February 6 at a True Value store, located at 2800 Highway 1, in Mims, Florida.

"WELL HERE IS SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE EVERYDAY...ONE OF THE WORLD'S DUMBEST CRIMINALS CAUGHT ON VIDEO STUFFING A CROSSBOW DOWN HIS PANTS!!" Sheriff Ivey said in the Facebook post.

WELL HERE IS SOMETHING YOU DON’T SEE EVERYDAY…ONE OF THE WORLD’S DUMBEST CRIMINALS CAUGHT ON VIDEO STUFFING A CROSSBOW DOWN HIS PANTS!!Just when you...

According to Ivey, two employees working at the True Value Store noticed that two crossbows were missing from the store, prompting them to review video surveillance.

The surveillance video posted to Facebook shows a man walking down an aisle of the hardware store carrying a crossbow. As the man continues to walk down the aisle, he is seen leaving a walking crutch on the side of the aisle and then walking further as he stuffs a crossbow down into his pants.

The man is then seen attempting to further conceal the crossbow by putting his jacket over it. As the video comes to an end, the man is seen getting his walking crutch and heading out of the aisle, with the crossbow sticking out of his pants. The video ends with the man slowly limping out of the aisle.

According to police, the man also allegedly stole a pair of cutting tools to remove the zip ties off of the crossbow before stuffing it down his pants. Police did not release any information on the second crossbow that was reported missing by store employees.

Ivey said in the Facebook post that the man seen in the video was later identified as Darren Durant. The Facebook post also said that after stuffing the crossbow down his pants, Durant was able to walk out of the store undetected.

A few days after Durrant was seen on the surveillance video, he was located by Brevard County Deputy Michael Lindo of the North Precinct at a nearby Walgreens.

"Believe it or not, Durrant actually fled on foot when he observed Deputy Lindo although as you might imagine after seeing the video, he didn't get very far!!" Ivey said in the Facebook post, joking about the video showing Durrant with a walking crutch.

Shortly after the Brevard County Deputy located Durrant, a warrant for his arrest was obtained, charging him with felony petit theft.

According to the Facebook post, Durrant is currently in the Seminole County Jail on a separate burglary charge, but will eventually face charges in Brevard County for the felony petit theft.

"You just can't make this stuff up!!" Ivey said in the Facebook post.

Newsweek reached out to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office for further comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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A man was recently caught on surveillance video allegedly stealing a crossbow by putting it down his pants. Above, police tape hangs across the street in front of a house in Park City, Kansas, on February 26, 2005. Larry W. Smith/Getty