Deputies avoid flying televisions during chase

(Photo: WIS)
(Photo: WIS)

LEXINGTON, SC (AP) - Lexington County deputies weren't on television as they chased a shoplifter. Instead, the televisions were almost on them.

Authorities say 36-year-old Edward Spellman III took four 40-inch flat-screen TVs from the Walmart in Red Bank around 1:45 a.m. Friday.

A Walmart employee flagged down a deputy, who saw Spellman's SUV nearby and tried to stop him.

Investigators say Spellman sped away, and two of the televisions he had placed on the roof of the SUV flew off as deputies chased him. They caught Spellman at his home in Gaston.

Spellman is charged with grand larceny, failure to stop for a blue light and driving under suspension. It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.

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