A Wisconsin man had the best of intentions, if his story was true, to help his wife out, but it got him arrested.

48-year-old Brian Crume was busted stealing three packs of electronic wire in a Florida Walmart.

When asked why he took the merchandise, he said he had intended to sell it on the street. He claimed that he was trying to raise money to pay his wife’s bail.

She had been arrested early Wednesday on charges of – you guessed it – shoplifting.