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Man arrested for keeping big-screen TV delivered to his home by mistake: Cops

Authorities in Massachusetts say a man is facing criminal charges after a delivery service mistakenly delivered a big-screen television to his home recently.

According to a Facebook statement by the Freetown Police Department, officers executed a search warrant at the home of 35-year-old Nicholas A. Memmo on Monday, days after questioning him in the stolen-property investigation.

“Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” police said, indicating that officers secured a search warrant and revisited the residence.

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“During their search, police found the television mounted to a living room wall,” the release continued, adding that officers had to bring in a pickup truck to haul away the giant TV.

Memmo was arraigned on Tuesday and is expected to face a criminal charge of larceny over $1,200 by false pretense.

The suspect told reporters that he did his research before deciding to keep the TV but acknowledges he would’ve reacted to the situation differently if he had known the outcome.

“I looked into all the laws and said, ‘You know, it’s a scratch ticket. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,'” he said, according to Yahoo. “Amazon said I had nothing to worry about. I made no wrong decisions at that point.”

The company that reportedly delivered the product by mistake said it left a total of two televisions at the residence and attempted to retrieve the larger of the two through communication with Memmo before filing a complaint with police.

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[Featured image: Nicholas A. Memmo, Freemont Police Department]