2 charged with taking change from Surrey fountain

Two men were arrested Monday, accused of stealing loose change out of a fountain at Surrey Center.

A passer-by reported the theft around 4 a.m., and a deputy was flagged down by another witness. The witness told the deputy the suspects had fished the change out of the fountain and were trying to spend it at the nearby Circle K, at 499 Highland Ave., a Richmond County sheriff's report states.

The deputy confronted the suspects, who reportedly admitted to the theft. Kenneth Boose, of the 1300 block of Aylesbury Drive, had $1.26 in his pocket, and John Baker, of the 2700 block of Margate Drive, had $1.51 in his pocket, the report states. Both were charged with disorderly conduct.

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