A cyclist was arrested on suspicion of theft after police caught him riding – with a stolen 59-INCH TV.
Stupid Steven Long, 23, was spotted by an undercover cop with the giant plasma screen crammed between his body and the bike’s handlebars.
When he saw the police officer he dropped the TV and made a bolt for it – only to be caught in a nearby garden.
Long, from Daytona, USA, told officers he had been given the TV to settle a debt and claimed he ran from the authorities because ”he didn’t like police”.
The victims said their £1,300 TV was stolen after thieves prised open the garage door to get into the property.
Long was charged with burglary, loitering and prowling and is being held in jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Police are investigating whether he is linked to a number of other burglaries in the area.