Man arrested after keeping flat screen TV delivered to him by mistake


A man was reportedly arrested and could face jail time for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was delivered to his home by mistake after he ordered a smaller one from Amazon.

Nick Memmo, 35, said he originally bought and paid for a 74-inch flat screen TV, but when the 86-inch was delivered by a third-party shipping company he chose not to return the larger model.

The police found it mounted on to his wall, he told Boston 25 News.

Nick Memmo, who allegedly kept a flat screen TV that was delivered to his home by mistake. Source: Boston 25 News

“They surrounded the house and knocked on the door with flashlights coming through all the windows. They told me to come outside then handcuffed me,” he told the outlet of his arrest on Monday night (local time).

“I looked into all the laws and said, ‘You know, it’s a scratch ticket. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose’,” he told the local news outlet.

“Amazon said I had nothing to worry about. I made no wrong decisions at that point.”

The shipping company, however, disagrees. They allegedly made numerous calls to Mr Memmo before they finally went to police.

The LG 86” 4K HDR Smart LED TV that was delivered to Nick Memmo by mistake after he ordered a smaller one from Amazon. Source: Freetown Police Department

The shipping company claims Mr Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which he disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not.

According to Freetown Police Department, the delivery service told police two televisions had been delivered but one was delivered by mistake.

Mr Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

He was charged with theft of personal property by false pretence, and misleading a police officer.

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