Sometimes the right move is to do the wrong thing. I'm all for owning up to an accident, but there's a price point where responsibility goes out the window, and I'm pretty sure $6,000 aggressively exceeds it. If the alternative is dropping a few months rent on a bunch of broken televisions then 'Plan A' has to be run first, make justifications for running later.
Hell, I can already think of plenty of reasons why this guy should have taken off. For one, that $6,000 is surely far more valuable to him than it is to whatever electronics outlet he happens to be at. Two, that's the dumbest set-up for high priced, fragile products I have ever seen. I bet those TV's were the old model that nobody has been buying, because they were basically begging for them to get knocked over solely so they could charge some asshole full price. If it wasn't this poor schlub whose now walking a lot lighter in the pockets than it would be some other hungover klutz that was feeling overly optimistic about his motor skills. I'm sure it's a crime to accidentally destroy property before hauling ass off the property, but it's not as bad of a decision as setting that property up in a fashion in which it can be knocked down in sequence like a game of dominoes.
This morally upstanding idiot had a chance to teach this store a lesson that's worth far more than the retail value of a couple undoubtedly out-of-date televisions and that is to make sure you always moron-proof your place of business. Especially when a failure to do so leaves the moron in question 5 steps from freedom. Hopefully the next guy that makes the same mistake has a little more respect for the contents of his wallet.